Abstract

We report on broadband gain in an optical parametric generator based on periodically poled 1 mol% magnesium-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3 (PPMg:SLT). More than an octave-spanning parametric gain, stretching from near to mid-infrared, is generated by pumping the crystals close to the point where, at parametric degeneracy, the waves experience zero group-velocity dispersion. Using a picosecond Ti:sapphire source, we measured the broadest parametric gain bandwidths, 180 THz at 10 dB, in PPMg:SLT gratings with a period of 25 µm pumped at 860 nm.

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2010 (2)

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
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C. Heese, C. R. Phillips, L. Gallmann, M. M. Fejer, and U. Keller, “Ultrabroadband, highly flexible amplifier for ultrashort midinfrared laser pulses based on aperiodically poled Mg:LiNbO3.,” Opt. Lett. 35(14), 2340–2342 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (1)

C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, “Collinear broadband optical parametric generation in periodically poled lithium niobate crystals by group velocity matching,” Appl. Phys. B 92(4), 535–541 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Gaydardzhiev, I. Nikolov, I. Buchvarov, V. Petrov, and F. Noack, “Ultrabroadband operation of a femtosecond optical parametric generator based on BiB3O6 in the near-IR,” Opt. Express 16(4), 2363–2373 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (1)

S. V. Tovstonog, S. Kurimura, and K. Kitamura, “High power continuous-wave green light generation by quasiphase matching in Mg stoichiometric lithium tantalate,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(5), 051115 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (4)

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, C. Canalias, and F. Laurell, “Ultrabroad gain in an optical parametric generator with periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. B 85(1), 73–77 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(4), 1135–1184 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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

V. Z. Kolev, M. W. Duering, and B. Luther-Davies, “Corrections to refractive index data of stoichiometric lithium tantalate in the 5-6 microm range,” Opt. Lett. 31(13), 2033–2035 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2005 (2)

G. Marcus, A. Zigler, D. Eger, A. Bruner, and A. Englander, “Generation of a high-energy ultrawideband chirped source in periodically poled LiTaO3,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22(3), 620–622 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Sorokin, S. Naumov, and I. T. Sorokina, “Ultrabroadband infrared solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 690–712 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

N. E. Yu, S. Kurimura, Y. Nomura, M. Nakamura, K. Kitamura, Y. Takada, J. Sakuma, and T. Sumiyoshi, “Efficient optical parametric oscillation based on periodically poled 1.0 mol % MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(22), 5134–5136 (2004).
[CrossRef]

F. Rotermund, C. Yoon, V. Petrov, F. Noack, S. Kurimura, N.-E. Yu, and K. Kitamura, “Application of periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3 for efficient optical parametric chirped pulse amplification at 1 kHz,” Opt. Express 12(26), 6421–6427 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, “Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74(1), 1–18 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, E. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellstrom, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, “Compact all-diode-pumped femtosecond laser source based on chirped pulse optical parametric amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Electron. Lett. 38(12), 561–563 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

H. Karlsson and F. Laurell, “Electric field poling of flux grown KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71(24), 3474–3476 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (3)

1967 (1)

I. P. Kaminow and W. D. Johnston, “Quantitative Determination of Sources of the Electro-Optic Effect in LiNbO3 and LiTaO3,” Phys. Rev. 160(3), 519–522 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Adel, P.

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, E. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellstrom, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, “Compact all-diode-pumped femtosecond laser source based on chirped pulse optical parametric amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Electron. Lett. 38(12), 561–563 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Andreoni, A.

Bliss, D.

Bonora, S.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bosenberg, W. R.

Brida, D.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bruner, A.

Buchvarov, I.

Byer, R. L.

Canalias, C.

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, C. Canalias, and F. Laurell, “Ultrabroad gain in an optical parametric generator with periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. B 85(1), 73–77 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cerullo, G.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, “Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74(1), 1–18 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Cha, M.

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, “Collinear broadband optical parametric generation in periodically poled lithium niobate crystals by group velocity matching,” Appl. Phys. B 92(4), 535–541 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Cirmi, G.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Coen, S.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(4), 1135–1184 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Danielius, R.

De Silvestri, S.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, “Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74(1), 1–18 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Dubietis, A.

Dudley, J. M.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(4), 1135–1184 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Duering, M. W.

Eckardt, R. C.

Eger, D.

Englander, A.

Esterowitz, L.

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, and G. H. Rosenblatt, “Frequency tripling of a Q-switched Cr:LiSAF laser to the UV region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1(1), 58–61 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Fallnich, C.

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, E. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellstrom, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, “Compact all-diode-pumped femtosecond laser source based on chirped pulse optical parametric amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Electron. Lett. 38(12), 561–563 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Fejer, M. M.

Foggi, P.

Fragemann, A.

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, C. Canalias, and F. Laurell, “Ultrabroad gain in an optical parametric generator with periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. B 85(1), 73–77 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gallmann, L.

Gaydardzhiev, A.

Genty, G.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(4), 1135–1184 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Harris, J. S.

Heese, C.

Hellstrom, J.

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, E. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellstrom, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, “Compact all-diode-pumped femtosecond laser source based on chirped pulse optical parametric amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Electron. Lett. 38(12), 561–563 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Hundertmark, H.

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, E. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellstrom, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, “Compact all-diode-pumped femtosecond laser source based on chirped pulse optical parametric amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Electron. Lett. 38(12), 561–563 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Johnston, W. D.

I. P. Kaminow and W. D. Johnston, “Quantitative Determination of Sources of the Electro-Optic Effect in LiNbO3 and LiTaO3,” Phys. Rev. 160(3), 519–522 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Kaminow, I. P.

I. P. Kaminow and W. D. Johnston, “Quantitative Determination of Sources of the Electro-Optic Effect in LiNbO3 and LiTaO3,” Phys. Rev. 160(3), 519–522 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Karlsson, H.

H. Karlsson and F. Laurell, “Electric field poling of flux grown KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71(24), 3474–3476 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kim, B. J.

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, “Collinear broadband optical parametric generation in periodically poled lithium niobate crystals by group velocity matching,” Appl. Phys. B 92(4), 535–541 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kitamura, K.

S. V. Tovstonog, S. Kurimura, and K. Kitamura, “High power continuous-wave green light generation by quasiphase matching in Mg stoichiometric lithium tantalate,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(5), 051115 (2007).
[CrossRef]

N. E. Yu, S. Kurimura, Y. Nomura, M. Nakamura, K. Kitamura, Y. Takada, J. Sakuma, and T. Sumiyoshi, “Efficient optical parametric oscillation based on periodically poled 1.0 mol % MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(22), 5134–5136 (2004).
[CrossRef]

F. Rotermund, C. Yoon, V. Petrov, F. Noack, S. Kurimura, N.-E. Yu, and K. Kitamura, “Application of periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3 for efficient optical parametric chirped pulse amplification at 1 kHz,” Opt. Express 12(26), 6421–6427 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kolev, V. Z.

Kuo, P. S.

Kurimura, S.

S. V. Tovstonog, S. Kurimura, and K. Kitamura, “High power continuous-wave green light generation by quasiphase matching in Mg stoichiometric lithium tantalate,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90(5), 051115 (2007).
[CrossRef]

N. E. Yu, S. Kurimura, Y. Nomura, M. Nakamura, K. Kitamura, Y. Takada, J. Sakuma, and T. Sumiyoshi, “Efficient optical parametric oscillation based on periodically poled 1.0 mol % MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(22), 5134–5136 (2004).
[CrossRef]

F. Rotermund, C. Yoon, V. Petrov, F. Noack, S. Kurimura, N.-E. Yu, and K. Kitamura, “Application of periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3 for efficient optical parametric chirped pulse amplification at 1 kHz,” Opt. Express 12(26), 6421–6427 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Laurell, F.

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, C. Canalias, and F. Laurell, “Ultrabroad gain in an optical parametric generator with periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. B 85(1), 73–77 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, E. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellstrom, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, “Compact all-diode-pumped femtosecond laser source based on chirped pulse optical parametric amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Electron. Lett. 38(12), 561–563 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. Karlsson and F. Laurell, “Electric field poling of flux grown KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 71(24), 3474–3476 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lim, H. H.

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, “Collinear broadband optical parametric generation in periodically poled lithium niobate crystals by group velocity matching,” Appl. Phys. B 92(4), 535–541 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Luther-Davies, B.

Manzoni, C.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, D. Brida, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Optical-parametric-generation process driven by femtosecond pulses: Timing and carrier-envelope phase properties,” Phys. Rev. A 79(3), 033818 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Marangoni, M.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Marcus, G.

Miller, G. D.

Myers, L. E.

Nakamura, M.

N. E. Yu, S. Kurimura, Y. Nomura, M. Nakamura, K. Kitamura, Y. Takada, J. Sakuma, and T. Sumiyoshi, “Efficient optical parametric oscillation based on periodically poled 1.0 mol % MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(22), 5134–5136 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Naumov, S.

E. Sorokin, S. Naumov, and I. T. Sorokina, “Ultrabroadband infrared solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 11(3), 690–712 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nikolov, I.

Noack, E.

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, E. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellstrom, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, “Compact all-diode-pumped femtosecond laser source based on chirped pulse optical parametric amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Electron. Lett. 38(12), 561–563 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Noack, F.

Nomura, Y.

N. E. Yu, S. Kurimura, Y. Nomura, M. Nakamura, K. Kitamura, Y. Takada, J. Sakuma, and T. Sumiyoshi, “Efficient optical parametric oscillation based on periodically poled 1.0 mol % MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85(22), 5134–5136 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pandiyan, K.

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, “Collinear broadband optical parametric generation in periodically poled lithium niobate crystals by group velocity matching,” Appl. Phys. B 92(4), 535–541 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pasiskevicius, V.

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, C. Canalias, and F. Laurell, “Ultrabroad gain in an optical parametric generator with periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. B 85(1), 73–77 (2006).
[CrossRef]

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, E. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellstrom, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, “Compact all-diode-pumped femtosecond laser source based on chirped pulse optical parametric amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Electron. Lett. 38(12), 561–563 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, V.

Phillips, C. R.

Pinto, J. F.

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, and G. H. Rosenblatt, “Frequency tripling of a Q-switched Cr:LiSAF laser to the UV region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1(1), 58–61 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

Prakash, O.

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, “Collinear broadband optical parametric generation in periodically poled lithium niobate crystals by group velocity matching,” Appl. Phys. B 92(4), 535–541 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rhee, B.

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, “Collinear broadband optical parametric generation in periodically poled lithium niobate crystals by group velocity matching,” Appl. Phys. B 92(4), 535–541 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rosenblatt, G. H.

J. F. Pinto, L. Esterowitz, and G. H. Rosenblatt, “Frequency tripling of a Q-switched Cr:LiSAF laser to the UV region,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1(1), 58–61 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Rotermund, F.

F. Rotermund, C. Yoon, V. Petrov, F. Noack, S. Kurimura, N.-E. Yu, and K. Kitamura, “Application of periodically poled stoichiometric LiTaO3 for efficient optical parametric chirped pulse amplification at 1 kHz,” Opt. Express 12(26), 6421–6427 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Normalised gain for broadband OPG in PPSLT at T = 80°C, pumped with I p = 10 GW/cm2. Calculations based on Eq. (1) and Sellmeier equations for SLT [20]. a). Contour plots of the gain as a function of pump and signal/idler wavelengths for QPM periods Λ = 25, 26 and 27 µm. b) OPG spectra corresponding to the working points indicated by the two vertical lines in the diagrams of Fig. 1a. Green line: Λ = 25 μm and λp = 850 nm; blue line: Λ = 26 μm and λp = 873 nm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Sketch of the setup used for the OPG experiments. The OPG pump was a Ti:sapphire amplified laser system delivering µJ-pulses, with picosecond durations at 1 kHz. The input beam was loosely focused by a 300 mm lens into the PPMg:SLT crystals, heated to 80°C. The OPG output was fibre-coupled to an optical spectrum analyser. Spectral measurements extending beyond 1.75 µm were performed with a free-space coupled spectrometer.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

OPG signal spectra from 1 mol% PPMg:SLT at T = 80°C. a) Spectral response measured from the 25 μm QPM band for a pump of 860 nm, with a pulse energy of 16 µJ generating 30 nJ OPG pulses. The integration time of the OSA was 1 ms and the spectrum was the average over 5 measurements. The inset shows the same spectrum in linear scale (blue curve), with the theoretical prediction of Fig. 1b added (black curve). b) Same as a), this time for the 26 μm band, with a 22 µJ pump at 880 nm, generating 40 nJ OPG pulses. In both cases the input beam consisted of Gaussian pulses with a duration of 1.5 ps, focused to a beam radius of 230 μm in the sample.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Full OPG spectra from 1 mol% PPMg:SLT at T = 80°C, generated with 25 μm period using a pump beam of 860 nm, 78 mW power and 2.7 ps pulse duration focused to 100 μm radius. The dashed red line represents a prediction of the idler intensities, calculated from the detected signal intensities. The integration time of the PbSe detector used with the Horiba Jobin Yvon monochromator was 900 ms.

Equations (2)

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G = Γ 2 sinh 2 ( L Γ 2 ( Δ k 2 ) 2 ) Γ 2 ( Δ k 2 ) 2 ,     Γ 2 = 8 π 2 d eff 2 I p n p n s n i λ s λ i ε 0 c .
Δ k ( Δ ω )     =     [ 1 v s 1 v i ] Δ ω     +     1 2 [ β 2s + β 2i ] ( Δ ω ) 2 + O ( Δ ω ) 3 ,

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