Abstract

We demonstrate a broadly and continuously tunable optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on orientation-patterned GaAs (OP-GaAs) operating at 2 kHz repetition rate. With the choice of the pump wavelength near λ = 3 µm, we were able to achieve tunable output in the whole range of 4-14.2 µm with a linewidth between 2 and 6 cm−1, using a single OP-GaAs structure with a domain reversal period of 150 µm. The OPO output was tuned using (i) an intracavity diffraction grating, and (ii) fine adjustment of the pump wavelength near 3 µm. In certain portions of the spectrum this system potentially allows fast (sub-millisecond scale) wavelength tuning over > 2500 nm by fast steering the diffraction grating at a fixed pump wavelength.

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C. Prater, K. Kjoller, D. Cook, R. Shetty, G. Meyers, C. Reinhardt, J. Felts, W. King, K. Vodopyanov, A. Dazzi, “Spinning disk confocal microscopy of calcium signalling in blood vessel walls,” Microsc. Anal. 24, 5–8 (2010).
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K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 29(16), 1912–1914 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE 5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

2001 (1)

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

K. L. Vodopyanov, V. G. Voevodin, “Type I and II ZnGeP2, travelling-wave optical parametric generator tunable between 3.9 and 10 µm,” Opt. Commun. 117(3-4), 277–282 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1983 (1)

A. Birmontas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, “Dispersion anomalies of tuning characteristics and spectrum of an optical parametric oscillator,” Kvantovaya Elektronika 10, 1881–1884 (1983).

Arisholm, G.

Becouarn, L.

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 29(16), 1912–1914 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE 5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett. 27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Belkin, M. A.

Birmontas, A.

A. Birmontas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, “Dispersion anomalies of tuning characteristics and spectrum of an optical parametric oscillator,” Kvantovaya Elektronika 10, 1881–1884 (1983).

Bliss, D.

Boyland, A. J.

Byer, R. L.

Clarkson, W. A.

Cook, D.

C. Prater, K. Kjoller, D. Cook, R. Shetty, G. Meyers, C. Reinhardt, J. Felts, W. King, K. Vodopyanov, A. Dazzi, “Spinning disk confocal microscopy of calcium signalling in blood vessel walls,” Microsc. Anal. 24, 5–8 (2010).
[PubMed]

Dazzi, A.

C. Prater, K. Kjoller, D. Cook, R. Shetty, G. Meyers, C. Reinhardt, J. Felts, W. King, K. Vodopyanov, A. Dazzi, “Spinning disk confocal microscopy of calcium signalling in blood vessel walls,” Microsc. Anal. 24, 5–8 (2010).
[PubMed]

A. Dazzi, R. Prazeres, F. Glotin, J. M. Ortega, “Local infrared microspectroscopy with subwavelength spatial resolution with an atomic force microscope tip used as a photothermal sensor,” Opt. Lett. 30(18), 2388–2390 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ebert, C. B.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Eichhorn, M.

A. Hildenbrand, C. Kieleck, E. Lallier, D. Faye, A. Grisard, B. Gérard, M. Eichhorn, “Compact efficient mid-infrared laser source: OP-GaAs OPO pumped by Ho3+:YAG laser,” Proc. SPIE 8187, 81870H (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Kieleck, M. Eichhorn, A. Hirth, D. Faye, E. Lallier, “High-efficiency 20-50 kHz mid-infrared orientation-patterned GaAs optical parametric oscillator pumped by a 2 μm holmium laser,” Opt. Lett. 34(3), 262–264 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Eyres, L. A.

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett. 27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Faye, D.

Feaver, R. K.

Fejer, M. M.

P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, M. M. Fejer, D. M. Simanovskii, X. Yu, J. S. Harris, D. Bliss, D. Weyburne, “Optical parametric generation of a mid-infrared continuum in orientation-patterned GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 31(1), 71–73 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE 5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 29(16), 1912–1914 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett. 27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Felts, J.

C. Prater, K. Kjoller, D. Cook, R. Shetty, G. Meyers, C. Reinhardt, J. Felts, W. King, K. Vodopyanov, A. Dazzi, “Spinning disk confocal microscopy of calcium signalling in blood vessel walls,” Microsc. Anal. 24, 5–8 (2010).
[PubMed]

Fermann, M.

Gerard, B.

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE 5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 29(16), 1912–1914 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett. 27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gérard, B.

A. Hildenbrand, C. Kieleck, E. Lallier, D. Faye, A. Grisard, B. Gérard, M. Eichhorn, “Compact efficient mid-infrared laser source: OP-GaAs OPO pumped by Ho3+:YAG laser,” Proc. SPIE 8187, 81870H (2011).
[CrossRef]

Glotin, F.

Grisard, A.

Harris, J. S.

P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, M. M. Fejer, D. M. Simanovskii, X. Yu, J. S. Harris, D. Bliss, D. Weyburne, “Optical parametric generation of a mid-infrared continuum in orientation-patterned GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 31(1), 71–73 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE 5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 29(16), 1912–1914 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett. 27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hartl, I.

Hildenbrand, A.

A. Hildenbrand, C. Kieleck, E. Lallier, D. Faye, A. Grisard, B. Gérard, M. Eichhorn, “Compact efficient mid-infrared laser source: OP-GaAs OPO pumped by Ho3+:YAG laser,” Proc. SPIE 8187, 81870H (2011).
[CrossRef]

Hirth, A.

Ibsen, M.

Jiang, J.

Kieleck, C.

A. Hildenbrand, C. Kieleck, E. Lallier, D. Faye, A. Grisard, B. Gérard, M. Eichhorn, “Compact efficient mid-infrared laser source: OP-GaAs OPO pumped by Ho3+:YAG laser,” Proc. SPIE 8187, 81870H (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Kieleck, M. Eichhorn, A. Hirth, D. Faye, E. Lallier, “High-efficiency 20-50 kHz mid-infrared orientation-patterned GaAs optical parametric oscillator pumped by a 2 μm holmium laser,” Opt. Lett. 34(3), 262–264 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

King, W.

C. Prater, K. Kjoller, D. Cook, R. Shetty, G. Meyers, C. Reinhardt, J. Felts, W. King, K. Vodopyanov, A. Dazzi, “Spinning disk confocal microscopy of calcium signalling in blood vessel walls,” Microsc. Anal. 24, 5–8 (2010).
[PubMed]

Kjoller, K.

C. Prater, K. Kjoller, D. Cook, R. Shetty, G. Meyers, C. Reinhardt, J. Felts, W. King, K. Vodopyanov, A. Dazzi, “Spinning disk confocal microscopy of calcium signalling in blood vessel walls,” Microsc. Anal. 24, 5–8 (2010).
[PubMed]

Kuo, P. S.

P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, M. M. Fejer, D. M. Simanovskii, X. Yu, J. S. Harris, D. Bliss, D. Weyburne, “Optical parametric generation of a mid-infrared continuum in orientation-patterned GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 31(1), 71–73 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 29(16), 1912–1914 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE 5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lallier, E.

A. Hildenbrand, C. Kieleck, E. Lallier, D. Faye, A. Grisard, B. Gérard, M. Eichhorn, “Compact efficient mid-infrared laser source: OP-GaAs OPO pumped by Ho3+:YAG laser,” Proc. SPIE 8187, 81870H (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Kieleck, M. Eichhorn, A. Hirth, D. Faye, E. Lallier, “High-efficiency 20-50 kHz mid-infrared orientation-patterned GaAs optical parametric oscillator pumped by a 2 μm holmium laser,” Opt. Lett. 34(3), 262–264 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Vasilyev, S. Schiller, A. Nevsky, A. Grisard, D. Faye, E. Lallier, Z. Zhang, A. J. Boyland, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, W. A. Clarkson, “Broadly tunable single-frequency cw mid-infrared source with milliwatt-level output based on difference-frequency generation in orientation-patterned GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 33(13), 1413–1415 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 29(16), 1912–1914 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE 5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett. 27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Leindecker, N.

Levi, O.

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE 5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 29(16), 1912–1914 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett. 27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lu, F.

Marandi, A.

Meyers, G.

C. Prater, K. Kjoller, D. Cook, R. Shetty, G. Meyers, C. Reinhardt, J. Felts, W. King, K. Vodopyanov, A. Dazzi, “Spinning disk confocal microscopy of calcium signalling in blood vessel walls,” Microsc. Anal. 24, 5–8 (2010).
[PubMed]

Nevsky, A.

Ortega, J. M.

Peterson, R. D.

Pinguet, T. J.

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE 5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 29(16), 1912–1914 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett. 27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

A. Birmontas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, “Dispersion anomalies of tuning characteristics and spectrum of an optical parametric oscillator,” Kvantovaya Elektronika 10, 1881–1884 (1983).

Powers, P. E.

Prater, C.

C. Prater, K. Kjoller, D. Cook, R. Shetty, G. Meyers, C. Reinhardt, J. Felts, W. King, K. Vodopyanov, A. Dazzi, “Spinning disk confocal microscopy of calcium signalling in blood vessel walls,” Microsc. Anal. 24, 5–8 (2010).
[PubMed]

Prazeres, R.

Reinhardt, C.

C. Prater, K. Kjoller, D. Cook, R. Shetty, G. Meyers, C. Reinhardt, J. Felts, W. King, K. Vodopyanov, A. Dazzi, “Spinning disk confocal microscopy of calcium signalling in blood vessel walls,” Microsc. Anal. 24, 5–8 (2010).
[PubMed]

Sahu, J. K.

Schiller, S.

Schober, A.

Schunemann, P. G.

Shetty, R.

C. Prater, K. Kjoller, D. Cook, R. Shetty, G. Meyers, C. Reinhardt, J. Felts, W. King, K. Vodopyanov, A. Dazzi, “Spinning disk confocal microscopy of calcium signalling in blood vessel walls,” Microsc. Anal. 24, 5–8 (2010).
[PubMed]

Simanovskii, D. M.

Skauli, T.

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett. 27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sorokin, E.

Sorokina, I. T.

Stabinis, A.

A. Birmontas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, “Dispersion anomalies of tuning characteristics and spectrum of an optical parametric oscillator,” Kvantovaya Elektronika 10, 1881–1884 (1983).

Tourreau, P. J.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Vasilyev, S.

Vodopyanov, K.

C. Prater, K. Kjoller, D. Cook, R. Shetty, G. Meyers, C. Reinhardt, J. Felts, W. King, K. Vodopyanov, A. Dazzi, “Spinning disk confocal microscopy of calcium signalling in blood vessel walls,” Microsc. Anal. 24, 5–8 (2010).
[PubMed]

Vodopyanov, K. L.

N. Leindecker, A. Marandi, R. L. Byer, K. L. Vodopyanov, J. Jiang, I. Hartl, M. Fermann, P. G. Schunemann, “Octave-spanning ultrafast OPO with 2.6-6.1 µm instantaneous bandwidth pumped by femtosecond Tm-fiber laser,” Opt. Express 20(7), 7046–7053 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, E. Sorokin, I. T. Sorokina, P. G. Schunemann, “Mid-IR frequency comb source spanning 44–54 μm based on subharmonic GaAs optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 36, 2275–2277 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, M. M. Fejer, D. M. Simanovskii, X. Yu, J. S. Harris, D. Bliss, D. Weyburne, “Optical parametric generation of a mid-infrared continuum in orientation-patterned GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 31(1), 71–73 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 29(16), 1912–1914 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE 5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett. 27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, V. G. Voevodin, “Type I and II ZnGeP2, travelling-wave optical parametric generator tunable between 3.9 and 10 µm,” Opt. Commun. 117(3-4), 277–282 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Voevodin, V. G.

K. L. Vodopyanov, V. G. Voevodin, “Type I and II ZnGeP2, travelling-wave optical parametric generator tunable between 3.9 and 10 µm,” Opt. Commun. 117(3-4), 277–282 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Weyburne, D.

Yu, X.

Zhang, Z.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, “All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 904–906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys. 94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kvantovaya Elektronika (1)

A. Birmontas, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, “Dispersion anomalies of tuning characteristics and spectrum of an optical parametric oscillator,” Kvantovaya Elektronika 10, 1881–1884 (1983).

Microsc. Anal. (1)

C. Prater, K. Kjoller, D. Cook, R. Shetty, G. Meyers, C. Reinhardt, J. Felts, W. King, K. Vodopyanov, A. Dazzi, “Spinning disk confocal microscopy of calcium signalling in blood vessel walls,” Microsc. Anal. 24, 5–8 (2010).
[PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (1)

K. L. Vodopyanov, V. G. Voevodin, “Type I and II ZnGeP2, travelling-wave optical parametric generator tunable between 3.9 and 10 µm,” Opt. Commun. 117(3-4), 277–282 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (7)

P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, M. M. Fejer, D. M. Simanovskii, X. Yu, J. S. Harris, D. Bliss, D. Weyburne, “Optical parametric generation of a mid-infrared continuum in orientation-patterned GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 31(1), 71–73 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, E. Sorokin, I. T. Sorokina, P. G. Schunemann, “Mid-IR frequency comb source spanning 44–54 μm based on subharmonic GaAs optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 36, 2275–2277 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett. 27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillation in quasi-phase-matched GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 29(16), 1912–1914 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. Kieleck, M. Eichhorn, A. Hirth, D. Faye, E. Lallier, “High-efficiency 20-50 kHz mid-infrared orientation-patterned GaAs optical parametric oscillator pumped by a 2 μm holmium laser,” Opt. Lett. 34(3), 262–264 (2009).
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S. Vasilyev, S. Schiller, A. Nevsky, A. Grisard, D. Faye, E. Lallier, Z. Zhang, A. J. Boyland, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, W. A. Clarkson, “Broadly tunable single-frequency cw mid-infrared source with milliwatt-level output based on difference-frequency generation in orientation-patterned GaAs,” Opt. Lett. 33(13), 1413–1415 (2008).
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A. Dazzi, R. Prazeres, F. Glotin, J. M. Ortega, “Local infrared microspectroscopy with subwavelength spatial resolution with an atomic force microscope tip used as a photothermal sensor,” Opt. Lett. 30(18), 2388–2390 (2005).
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Proc. SPIE (2)

A. Hildenbrand, C. Kieleck, E. Lallier, D. Faye, A. Grisard, B. Gérard, M. Eichhorn, “Compact efficient mid-infrared laser source: OP-GaAs OPO pumped by Ho3+:YAG laser,” Proc. SPIE 8187, 81870H (2011).
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K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE 5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the OP-GaAs OPO. Tunable 2.99 - 3.15 μm pump pulses from the PPLN OPO were focused by a lens L1 into the GaAs crystal. A dichroic mirror DM2 reflects the 3-µm pump and transmits the GaAs OPO output (4-14 µm). The L-shaped GaAs OPO cavity is formed by: (i) diffraction grating, (ii) dichroic mirror DM3 that highly reflects (R>98%) the signal at 4-6 µm and transmits the 3-µm pump and the idler at 6-14 µm, and (iii) metallic mirror M3. The lens L2 is introduced to make a stable cavity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The OPO pump tuning curve. The wavelength was tuned by (i) intracavity diffraction grating and by (ii) fine adjustment (within less than 160 nm) of the pump wavelength. Solid line is theoretical tuning curve. Also shown are diffraction grating angles for several resonating signal wavelengths.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Normalized line shapes of the pump and OPO output at different signal and idler wavelengths.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

OPO pulse energy as a function of wavelength. The inset shows a far-field beam profile of the idler wave at λ≈8 µm.

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