Abstract

A regeneratively amplified picosecond Ti:sapphire laser was used to pump optical parametric generation/amplification in 7% MgO:LiNbO3 crystals. Mid-infrared pulses with a tunability between 2.6 and 4.5 μm and pulse durations of 2–3 ps were obtained by angle tuning. The maximum pulse energy was 17 μJ at 3.3 μm, corresponding to a pump-to-idler photon conversion efficiency of 18% for the amplification stage.

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D. A. Bryan, R. R. Rice, R. Gerson, H. E. Tomaschke, K. L. Sweeney, L. E. Halliburton, Opt. Eng. 24, 138 (1985).

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[CrossRef]

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H. Ohde, S. Lin, A. Minoh, F. O. Shimizu, M. Aono, T. Suzuki, Appl. Phys. B 62, 15 (1996).
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D. A. Bryan, R. R. Rice, R. Gerson, H. E. Tomaschke, K. L. Sweeney, L. E. Halliburton, Opt. Eng. 24, 138 (1985).

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[CrossRef]

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J. Zhang, J. Huang, Y. Shen, C. Chen, B. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 213 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B

H. J. Krause, W. Daum, Appl. Phys. B 56, 8 (1993).
[CrossRef]

H. Ohde, S. Lin, A. Minoh, F. O. Shimizu, M. Aono, T. Suzuki, Appl. Phys. B 62, 15 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

J. Zhang, J. Huang, Y. Shen, C. Chen, B. Wu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 213 (1991).
[CrossRef]

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 1614 (1990).
[CrossRef]

S. Lin, J. Huang, J. Ling, C. Chen, Y. R. Shen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2805 (1991).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

S. Lin, Y. Tanaka, S. Takeuchi, T. Suzuki, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 124 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

U. Emmerichs, H. T. Bakker, H. Kurz, Opt. Commun. 111, 497 (1994).
[CrossRef]

A. Seilmeier, K. Spanner, A. Laubereau, W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 24, 237 (1978).
[CrossRef]

I. M. Baynov, R. Danielius, P. Heinz, A. Seilmeier, Opt. Commun. 113, 99 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng.

D. A. Bryan, R. R. Rice, R. Gerson, H. E. Tomaschke, K. L. Sweeney, L. E. Halliburton, Opt. Eng. 24, 138 (1985).

Opt. Lett.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Typical OPG spectrum for the signal component at θpm = 46.1°. Two peaks were seen, at 0.97 and 1.02 μm.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured angle-tuning curves for OPG (open squares) and OPA (filled circles) in 7% MgO:LiNbO3 crystal. The solid curve is the prediction from the Eqs. (1) and (2).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical layout for the OPG/OPA experiment: f1– f4, lenses; BS, beam splitter; MLN1, MLN2, MgO:LiNbO3 crystals for OPG and OPA, respectively; AM, Al mirror; M’s, Ti:sapphire 45° high-reflection mirrors; DM1, DM2, dichroic mirrors.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

MIR pulse energy versus wavelength.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measured pulse duration (dots) and calculated GVM (solid curves) as a function of the idler wavelength. Δip is the GVM between the pump and the idler pulses, and Δsp is that between the pump and the signal pulses.

Equations (2)

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n o 2 = 4.86687 + 0.11916 λ 2 - 0.04263 - 0.02751 × λ 2 ,
n e 2 = 4.54686 + 0.09478 λ 2 - 0.04539 - 0.02672 × λ 2 ,

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