Abstract

In this paper, we report on a singly resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by an amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) source. The pump focusing conditions allow non-collinear phasematching, which resulted in a 230 nm (190 cm−1) spectral bandwidth. Calculations indicate that such phasematching schemes may be used to further broaden OPO spectral bandwidths.

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2010 (1)

F. Adler, P. Mas?owski, A. Foltynowicz, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Mid-infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy with a broadband frequency comb,” Opt. Express 18(21), 21,861–21,872 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (1)

2007 (1)

C. S. Colley, J. C. Hebden, D. T. Delpy, A. D. Cambrey, R. A. Brown, E. A. Zibik, W. H. Ng, L. R. Wilson, and J. W. Cockburn, “Mid-infrared optical coherence tomography,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 123108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (2)

I. Lindsay, P. Groß, C. Lee, B. Adhimoolam, and K.-J. Boller, “Mid-infrared wavelength-and frequency-modulation spectroscopy with a pump-modulated singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Express 14(25), 12,341–12,346 (2006).
[CrossRef]

B. Adhimoolam, I. Lindsay, C. Lee, P. Gross, K. Boller, and M. Klein, “Spectral shaping of a 10 W diode laser-Yb-fiber amplifier system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, “Mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy across a 14.4 THz spectral range using a broadband femtosecond optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(16), 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. Picozzi, M. Haelterman, S. Pitois, and G. Millot, “Incoherent Solitons in Instantaneous Response Nonlinear Media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 143906 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001 (1)

A. Picozzi and M. Haelterman, “Parametric Three-Wave Soliton Generated from Incoherent Light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86(10), 2010–2013 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (1)

1991 (1)

T. Yabuzaki, T. Mitsui, and U. Tanaka, “New type of high-resolution spectroscopy with a diode laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67(18), 2453–2456 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Adhimoolam, B.

B. Adhimoolam, I. Lindsay, C. Lee, P. Gross, K. Boller, and M. Klein, “Spectral shaping of a 10 W diode laser-Yb-fiber amplifier system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

I. Lindsay, P. Groß, C. Lee, B. Adhimoolam, and K.-J. Boller, “Mid-infrared wavelength-and frequency-modulation spectroscopy with a pump-modulated singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Express 14(25), 12,341–12,346 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Adler, F.

F. Adler, P. Mas?owski, A. Foltynowicz, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Mid-infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy with a broadband frequency comb,” Opt. Express 18(21), 21,861–21,872 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Boller, K.

B. Adhimoolam, I. Lindsay, C. Lee, P. Gross, K. Boller, and M. Klein, “Spectral shaping of a 10 W diode laser-Yb-fiber amplifier system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Boller, K.-J.

I. Lindsay, P. Groß, C. Lee, B. Adhimoolam, and K.-J. Boller, “Mid-infrared wavelength-and frequency-modulation spectroscopy with a pump-modulated singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Express 14(25), 12,341–12,346 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Briles, T. C.

F. Adler, P. Mas?owski, A. Foltynowicz, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Mid-infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy with a broadband frequency comb,” Opt. Express 18(21), 21,861–21,872 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Brown, R. A.

C. S. Colley, J. C. Hebden, D. T. Delpy, A. D. Cambrey, R. A. Brown, E. A. Zibik, W. H. Ng, L. R. Wilson, and J. W. Cockburn, “Mid-infrared optical coherence tomography,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 123108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cambrey, A. D.

C. S. Colley, J. C. Hebden, D. T. Delpy, A. D. Cambrey, R. A. Brown, E. A. Zibik, W. H. Ng, L. R. Wilson, and J. W. Cockburn, “Mid-infrared optical coherence tomography,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 123108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cockburn, J. W.

C. S. Colley, J. C. Hebden, D. T. Delpy, A. D. Cambrey, R. A. Brown, E. A. Zibik, W. H. Ng, L. R. Wilson, and J. W. Cockburn, “Mid-infrared optical coherence tomography,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 123108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Colley, C. S.

C. S. Colley, J. C. Hebden, D. T. Delpy, A. D. Cambrey, R. A. Brown, E. A. Zibik, W. H. Ng, L. R. Wilson, and J. W. Cockburn, “Mid-infrared optical coherence tomography,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 123108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cossel, K. C.

F. Adler, P. Mas?owski, A. Foltynowicz, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Mid-infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy with a broadband frequency comb,” Opt. Express 18(21), 21,861–21,872 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Das, R.

Delpy, D. T.

C. S. Colley, J. C. Hebden, D. T. Delpy, A. D. Cambrey, R. A. Brown, E. A. Zibik, W. H. Ng, L. R. Wilson, and J. W. Cockburn, “Mid-infrared optical coherence tomography,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 123108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

Foltynowicz, A.

F. Adler, P. Mas?owski, A. Foltynowicz, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Mid-infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy with a broadband frequency comb,” Opt. Express 18(21), 21,861–21,872 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Gross, P.

B. Adhimoolam, I. Lindsay, C. Lee, P. Gross, K. Boller, and M. Klein, “Spectral shaping of a 10 W diode laser-Yb-fiber amplifier system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Groß, P.

I. Lindsay, P. Groß, C. Lee, B. Adhimoolam, and K.-J. Boller, “Mid-infrared wavelength-and frequency-modulation spectroscopy with a pump-modulated singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Express 14(25), 12,341–12,346 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Haelterman, M.

A. Picozzi, M. Haelterman, S. Pitois, and G. Millot, “Incoherent Solitons in Instantaneous Response Nonlinear Media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 143906 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Picozzi and M. Haelterman, “Parametric Three-Wave Soliton Generated from Incoherent Light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86(10), 2010–2013 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hartl, I.

F. Adler, P. Mas?owski, A. Foltynowicz, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Mid-infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy with a broadband frequency comb,” Opt. Express 18(21), 21,861–21,872 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hebden, J. C.

C. S. Colley, J. C. Hebden, D. T. Delpy, A. D. Cambrey, R. A. Brown, E. A. Zibik, W. H. Ng, L. R. Wilson, and J. W. Cockburn, “Mid-infrared optical coherence tomography,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 123108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kennedy, R.

Klein, M.

B. Adhimoolam, I. Lindsay, C. Lee, P. Gross, K. Boller, and M. Klein, “Spectral shaping of a 10 W diode laser-Yb-fiber amplifier system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kulp, T. J.

Kumar, S. C.

Lee, C.

B. Adhimoolam, I. Lindsay, C. Lee, P. Gross, K. Boller, and M. Klein, “Spectral shaping of a 10 W diode laser-Yb-fiber amplifier system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

I. Lindsay, P. Groß, C. Lee, B. Adhimoolam, and K.-J. Boller, “Mid-infrared wavelength-and frequency-modulation spectroscopy with a pump-modulated singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Express 14(25), 12,341–12,346 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lindsay, I.

I. Lindsay, P. Groß, C. Lee, B. Adhimoolam, and K.-J. Boller, “Mid-infrared wavelength-and frequency-modulation spectroscopy with a pump-modulated singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Express 14(25), 12,341–12,346 (2006).
[CrossRef]

B. Adhimoolam, I. Lindsay, C. Lee, P. Gross, K. Boller, and M. Klein, “Spectral shaping of a 10 W diode laser-Yb-fiber amplifier system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Maier, R. R. J.

K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, “Mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy across a 14.4 THz spectral range using a broadband femtosecond optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(16), 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Maslowski, P.

F. Adler, P. Mas?owski, A. Foltynowicz, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Mid-infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy with a broadband frequency comb,” Opt. Express 18(21), 21,861–21,872 (2010).
[CrossRef]

McNaghten, E. D.

K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, “Mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy across a 14.4 THz spectral range using a broadband femtosecond optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(16), 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Millot, G.

A. Picozzi, M. Haelterman, S. Pitois, and G. Millot, “Incoherent Solitons in Instantaneous Response Nonlinear Media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 143906 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mitsui, T.

T. Yabuzaki, T. Mitsui, and U. Tanaka, “New type of high-resolution spectroscopy with a diode laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67(18), 2453–2456 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ng, W. H.

C. S. Colley, J. C. Hebden, D. T. Delpy, A. D. Cambrey, R. A. Brown, E. A. Zibik, W. H. Ng, L. R. Wilson, and J. W. Cockburn, “Mid-infrared optical coherence tomography,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 123108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Picozzi, A.

A. Picozzi, M. Haelterman, S. Pitois, and G. Millot, “Incoherent Solitons in Instantaneous Response Nonlinear Media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 143906 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Picozzi and M. Haelterman, “Parametric Three-Wave Soliton Generated from Incoherent Light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86(10), 2010–2013 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pitois, S.

A. Picozzi, M. Haelterman, S. Pitois, and G. Millot, “Incoherent Solitons in Instantaneous Response Nonlinear Media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 143906 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Powers, P. E.

Reid, D. T.

K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, “Mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy across a 14.4 THz spectral range using a broadband femtosecond optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(16), 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Samanta, G. K.

Tanaka, U.

T. Yabuzaki, T. Mitsui, and U. Tanaka, “New type of high-resolution spectroscopy with a diode laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67(18), 2453–2456 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tillman, K. A.

K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, “Mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy across a 14.4 THz spectral range using a broadband femtosecond optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(16), 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wilson, L. R.

C. S. Colley, J. C. Hebden, D. T. Delpy, A. D. Cambrey, R. A. Brown, E. A. Zibik, W. H. Ng, L. R. Wilson, and J. W. Cockburn, “Mid-infrared optical coherence tomography,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 123108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Yabuzaki, T.

T. Yabuzaki, T. Mitsui, and U. Tanaka, “New type of high-resolution spectroscopy with a diode laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67(18), 2453–2456 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ye, J.

F. Adler, P. Mas?owski, A. Foltynowicz, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Mid-infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy with a broadband frequency comb,” Opt. Express 18(21), 21,861–21,872 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zibik, E. A.

C. S. Colley, J. C. Hebden, D. T. Delpy, A. D. Cambrey, R. A. Brown, E. A. Zibik, W. H. Ng, L. R. Wilson, and J. W. Cockburn, “Mid-infrared optical coherence tomography,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 123108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, “Mid-infrared absorption spectroscopy across a 14.4 THz spectral range using a broadband femtosecond optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(16), 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

F. Adler, P. Mas?owski, A. Foltynowicz, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Mid-infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy with a broadband frequency comb,” Opt. Express 18(21), 21,861–21,872 (2010).
[CrossRef]

I. Lindsay, P. Groß, C. Lee, B. Adhimoolam, and K.-J. Boller, “Mid-infrared wavelength-and frequency-modulation spectroscopy with a pump-modulated singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Express 14(25), 12,341–12,346 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

A. Picozzi, M. Haelterman, S. Pitois, and G. Millot, “Incoherent Solitons in Instantaneous Response Nonlinear Media,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 143906 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Picozzi and M. Haelterman, “Parametric Three-Wave Soliton Generated from Incoherent Light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 86(10), 2010–2013 (2001).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Yabuzaki, T. Mitsui, and U. Tanaka, “New type of high-resolution spectroscopy with a diode laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 67(18), 2453–2456 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (2)

C. S. Colley, J. C. Hebden, D. T. Delpy, A. D. Cambrey, R. A. Brown, E. A. Zibik, W. H. Ng, L. R. Wilson, and J. W. Cockburn, “Mid-infrared optical coherence tomography,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 123108 (2007).
[CrossRef]

B. Adhimoolam, I. Lindsay, C. Lee, P. Gross, K. Boller, and M. Klein, “Spectral shaping of a 10 W diode laser-Yb-fiber amplifier system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 093101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Output spectrum of the ASE source (a). Inset of (a) is the ASE output power as a function of the pump diode’s optical output power. Idler output power as a function of ASE pump power (b).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Idler spectrum for different locations in the idler beam profile ( Media 1). The arrows indicate which lobe of the idler beam the spectrum was obtained from. The spectra (a) and (b) are offset for clarity. The variation across the beam profile from a single-lobed (c) to double-lobed (a) spectrum is explained in the discussion of section 4.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Calculated OPO idler spectra as a function of idler wavelength and emission angle. (a) is the wavelength range for which phasematching is possible, taking into account the pump divergence. Subfigure (b) shows a reduced gain region when the pump spectrum from Fig. 1 is taken into account in via Eq. (5).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Subfigures (a)–(c) are calculated (dotted lines) and measured (solid lines) OPO idler spectra for different positions in the beam ( Media 2). (a), (b), and (c) correspond to the same locations as marked in Fig. 2.

Equations (5)

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d k r = k p sin θ k i sin ϕ
d k z = k p cos θ k s k i cos ϕ 1 / Λ
I p ( θ , ω ) = I 0 ( ω p ) exp ( f 2 tan 2 θ r l 2 )
g ( θ , ϕ , k p ) = ( I p ( θ , ω ) sin ( Δ k l 2 ) Δ k l 2 ) 2
G ( ω p , ϕ ) = I 0 ( ω p ) θ = 0 θ = θ m a x g ( θ , ϕ , k p ) d θ

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