Abstract

We demonstrate a novel traveling-wave-type optical parametric generator based on 1.25µm pumping of HgGa2S4 that produces tunable, high-power, transform-limited 200fs pulses in the mid-IR from 5 to 9 µm. Output idler energies on the microjoule level are obtained with maximum conversion efficiency of 11% for the amplifier stage, which is more than two times better than the results obtained with an analogous sample of the widely spread material AgGaS2.

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E. Takaoka and K. Kato, Appl. Opt. 38, 4577 (1999).
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V. Petrov, F. Seifert, O. Kittelmann, J. Ringling, and F. Noack, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 7704 (1994).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Opt. 33, 6988 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1993 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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S. A. Andreev, N. P. Andreeva, V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, and S. M. Pshenichnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1157 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2003 (1980)].
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1979 (1)

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, V. L. Panyutin, S. M. Pshenichnikov, T. M. Repyakhova, O. V. Rychik, A. E. Rozenson, N. K. Trotsenko, and N. D. Ustinov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1068 (1979) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 6, 1807 (1979)].
[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

B. F. Levine, C. G. Bethea, H. M. Kasper, and F. A. Thiel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 367 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Andreev, S. A.

S. A. Andreev, N. P. Andreeva, V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, and S. M. Pshenichnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1157 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2003 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

Andreeva, N. P.

S. A. Andreev, N. P. Andreeva, V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, and S. M. Pshenichnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1157 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2003 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

Badikov, V. V.

S. A. Andreev, N. P. Andreeva, V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, and S. M. Pshenichnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1157 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2003 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, S. M. Pshenichnikov, O. V. Rychik, N. K. Trotsenko, N. D. Ustinov, and S. I. Shcherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1300 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2235 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, V. L. Panyutin, S. M. Pshenichnikov, T. M. Repyakhova, O. V. Rychik, A. E. Rozenson, N. K. Trotsenko, and N. D. Ustinov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1068 (1979) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 6, 1807 (1979)].
[CrossRef]

Bakker, H. J.

Bethea, C. G.

B. F. Levine, C. G. Bethea, H. M. Kasper, and F. A. Thiel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 367 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Bouvier, M.

V. Shcheslavskiy, N. Zhavoronkov, V. Petrov, F. Noack, and M. Bouvier, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1123 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Emmerichs, U.

Gale, G. M.

Gallot, G.

Golubovic, B.

Hache, F.

Hamm, P.

Kasper, H. M.

B. F. Levine, C. G. Bethea, H. M. Kasper, and F. A. Thiel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 367 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Kato, K.

E. Takaoka and K. Kato, Appl. Opt. 38, 4577 (1999).
[CrossRef]

E. Takaoka and K. Kato, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics-Europe (CLEO/EUROPE ’98), 1998 OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CFH7.

Kittelmann, O.

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, O. Kittelmann, J. Ringling, and F. Noack, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 7704 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Lauterwasser, C.

Levine, B. F.

B. F. Levine, C. G. Bethea, H. M. Kasper, and F. A. Thiel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 367 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Matveev, I. N.

S. A. Andreev, N. P. Andreeva, V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, and S. M. Pshenichnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1157 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2003 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, S. M. Pshenichnikov, O. V. Rychik, N. K. Trotsenko, N. D. Ustinov, and S. I. Shcherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1300 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2235 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, V. L. Panyutin, S. M. Pshenichnikov, T. M. Repyakhova, O. V. Rychik, A. E. Rozenson, N. K. Trotsenko, and N. D. Ustinov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1068 (1979) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 6, 1807 (1979)].
[CrossRef]

Noack, F.

Panyutin, V. L.

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, V. L. Panyutin, S. M. Pshenichnikov, T. M. Repyakhova, O. V. Rychik, A. E. Rozenson, N. K. Trotsenko, and N. D. Ustinov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1068 (1979) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 6, 1807 (1979)].
[CrossRef]

Petrov, V.

Pshenichnikov, S. M.

S. A. Andreev, N. P. Andreeva, V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, and S. M. Pshenichnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1157 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2003 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, S. M. Pshenichnikov, O. V. Rychik, N. K. Trotsenko, N. D. Ustinov, and S. I. Shcherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1300 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2235 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, V. L. Panyutin, S. M. Pshenichnikov, T. M. Repyakhova, O. V. Rychik, A. E. Rozenson, N. K. Trotsenko, and N. D. Ustinov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1068 (1979) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 6, 1807 (1979)].
[CrossRef]

Reed, M. K.

Repyakhova, T. M.

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, V. L. Panyutin, S. M. Pshenichnikov, T. M. Repyakhova, O. V. Rychik, A. E. Rozenson, N. K. Trotsenko, and N. D. Ustinov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1068 (1979) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 6, 1807 (1979)].
[CrossRef]

Ringling, J.

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, O. Kittelmann, J. Ringling, and F. Noack, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 7704 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Roberts, D. A.

D. A. Roberts, IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 28, 2057 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Rotermund, F.

Rozenson, A. E.

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, V. L. Panyutin, S. M. Pshenichnikov, T. M. Repyakhova, O. V. Rychik, A. E. Rozenson, N. K. Trotsenko, and N. D. Ustinov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1068 (1979) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 6, 1807 (1979)].
[CrossRef]

Rychik, O. V.

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, S. M. Pshenichnikov, O. V. Rychik, N. K. Trotsenko, N. D. Ustinov, and S. I. Shcherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1300 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2235 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, V. L. Panyutin, S. M. Pshenichnikov, T. M. Repyakhova, O. V. Rychik, A. E. Rozenson, N. K. Trotsenko, and N. D. Ustinov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1068 (1979) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 6, 1807 (1979)].
[CrossRef]

Sander, R.

Schunemann, P.

Seifert, F.

F. Seifert, V. Petrov, and M. Woerner, Opt. Lett. 19, 2009 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, O. Kittelmann, J. Ringling, and F. Noack, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 7704 (1994).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268 (1994).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Opt. 33, 6988 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shcherbakov, S. I.

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, S. M. Pshenichnikov, O. V. Rychik, N. K. Trotsenko, N. D. Ustinov, and S. I. Shcherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1300 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2235 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

Shcheslavskiy, V.

V. Shcheslavskiy, N. Zhavoronkov, V. Petrov, F. Noack, and M. Bouvier, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1123 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Stolzenberger, R.

Takaoka, E.

E. Takaoka and K. Kato, Appl. Opt. 38, 4577 (1999).
[CrossRef]

E. Takaoka and K. Kato, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics-Europe (CLEO/EUROPE ’98), 1998 OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CFH7.

Thiel, F. A.

B. F. Levine, C. G. Bethea, H. M. Kasper, and F. A. Thiel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 367 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Trotsenko, N. K.

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, S. M. Pshenichnikov, O. V. Rychik, N. K. Trotsenko, N. D. Ustinov, and S. I. Shcherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1300 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2235 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, V. L. Panyutin, S. M. Pshenichnikov, T. M. Repyakhova, O. V. Rychik, A. E. Rozenson, N. K. Trotsenko, and N. D. Ustinov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1068 (1979) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 6, 1807 (1979)].
[CrossRef]

Ustinov, N. D.

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, S. M. Pshenichnikov, O. V. Rychik, N. K. Trotsenko, N. D. Ustinov, and S. I. Shcherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1300 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2235 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, V. L. Panyutin, S. M. Pshenichnikov, T. M. Repyakhova, O. V. Rychik, A. E. Rozenson, N. K. Trotsenko, and N. D. Ustinov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1068 (1979) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 6, 1807 (1979)].
[CrossRef]

Woerner, M.

Woutersen, S.

Zhavoronkov, N.

V. Shcheslavskiy, N. Zhavoronkov, V. Petrov, F. Noack, and M. Bouvier, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1123 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Zinth, W.

Appl. Opt. (4)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

V. Shcheslavskiy, N. Zhavoronkov, V. Petrov, F. Noack, and M. Bouvier, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 35, 1123 (1999).
[CrossRef]

B. F. Levine, C. G. Bethea, H. M. Kasper, and F. A. Thiel, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 367 (1976).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. (1)

D. A. Roberts, IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 28, 2057 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, O. Kittelmann, J. Ringling, and F. Noack, J. Appl. Phys. 76, 7704 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (3)

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, V. L. Panyutin, S. M. Pshenichnikov, T. M. Repyakhova, O. V. Rychik, A. E. Rozenson, N. K. Trotsenko, and N. D. Ustinov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 9, 1068 (1979) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 6, 1807 (1979)].
[CrossRef]

S. A. Andreev, N. P. Andreeva, V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, and S. M. Pshenichnikov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1157 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2003 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, I. N. Matveev, S. M. Pshenichnikov, O. V. Rychik, N. K. Trotsenko, N. D. Ustinov, and S. I. Shcherbakov, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 10, 1300 (1980) [Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 7, 2235 (1980)].
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

E. Takaoka and K. Kato, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics-Europe (CLEO/EUROPE ’98), 1998 OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CFH7.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

GVM between the idler and the pump pulses, 1/vI-1/vP, and between the signal and the pump pulses, 1/vS-1/vP, and the FM for type I ooe and type II eoe interaction in (solid curves) AgGaS2 and (dashed curves) HgGa2S4, where vI, vS, and vP denote the corresponding group velocities.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup: T, telescope; SHG, second-harmonic generation; OPA1, first stage (seeder); OPA2, second stage (amplifier); P, blocking polarizer for 1.25 µm; L1, L2, L3, L4, and L5, 5-, 5-, 20-, 10-, and 10-cm lenses, respectively; PR, polarization rotation; F1, RG1000 filter; F2, long-wave pass filter on a Ge substrate; DM’s, dichroic mirrors.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Idler energy versus idler wavelength, λI, obtained with HgGa2S4 and AgGaS2 used for OPA2.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Cross-correlation function of the idler pulse from OPA2 with HgGa2S4 type II at 7.8 µm, with a reference pulse at 1.25 µm and (inset) the corresponding idler spectrum.

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