Abstract

We demonstrate the generation of femtosecond mid-infrared pulses by direct difference-frequency mixing in a AgGaS2 crystal of two intense pulses from a dual-wavelength oscillator that have been simultaneously amplified in a single regenerative amplifier. A pulse energy of as much as 1.6 µJ was achieved at wavelengths of 911 µm.

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de Barros, M. R. X.

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Golubovic, B.

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Figures (3)

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Fig. 1

Experimental setup: PR, polarization rotator; L1, L2, 30- and 15-cm lenses, respectively; M, Au-coated concave mirror.

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Fig. 2

Characteristics of (a) photon-conversion efficiency and (b) TPA losses as a function of total input energy.

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Fig. 3

(a) Spectrum of the mid-infrared pulse generated by difference-frequency mixing. (b) Cross correlation between the mid-infrared pulse and the 200-fs-duration shorter-wavelength pulse. The solid curve is a fit of the Gaussian function.

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