Abstract

The output of a long-cavity 2MHz all-solid-state Nd:YVO4 picosecond oscillator with nonlinear optical mirror mode locking is used for direct pumping of an optical parametric amplifier seeded with white-light continuum generated in optical fiber by the same laser to generate tunable (5–12μm) mid-IR radiation.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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1999 (2)

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Green, K. A.

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Gurzadyan, G. G.

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Harvey, J. D.

Hopkins, F. K.

N. B. Singh, D. R. Suhre, K. A. Green, N. C. Fernelius, and F. K. Hopkins, Opt. Eng. 42, 3270 (2003).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals (Springer-Verlag, 1999).

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G. I. Petrov, V. V. Yakovlev, and N. I. Minkovski, Opt. Commun. 229, 441 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Plodereder, U.

T. Dahinten, U. Plodereder, A. Seilmeier, K. L. Vodopyanov, K. R. Allakhverdiev, and Z. A. Ibragimov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2245 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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Russell, P. S. J.

Seilmeier, A.

T. Dahinten, U. Plodereder, A. Seilmeier, K. L. Vodopyanov, K. R. Allakhverdiev, and Z. A. Ibragimov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2245 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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N. B. Singh, D. R. Suhre, K. A. Green, N. C. Fernelius, and F. K. Hopkins, Opt. Eng. 42, 3270 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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K. A. Stankov, Appl. Phys. B: Photophys. Laser Chem. 45, 191 (1988).
[CrossRef]

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N. B. Singh, D. R. Suhre, K. A. Green, N. C. Fernelius, and F. K. Hopkins, Opt. Eng. 42, 3270 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Vodopyanov, K. L.

T. Dahinten, U. Plodereder, A. Seilmeier, K. L. Vodopyanov, K. R. Allakhverdiev, and Z. A. Ibragimov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2245 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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Woerner, M.

T. Elsaesser and M. Woerner, Phys. Rep. 321, 254 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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G. I. Petrov, V. V. Yakovlev, and N. I. Minkovski, Opt. Commun. 229, 441 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. I. Petrov, V. V. Yakovlev, and N. I. Minkovski, Appl. Phys. B: Photophys. Laser Chem. 77, 219 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. (1)

D. M. Jonas, Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 54, 425 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. B: Photophys. Laser Chem. (2)

G. I. Petrov, V. V. Yakovlev, and N. I. Minkovski, Appl. Phys. B: Photophys. Laser Chem. 77, 219 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. A. Stankov, Appl. Phys. B: Photophys. Laser Chem. 45, 191 (1988).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. Dahinten, U. Plodereder, A. Seilmeier, K. L. Vodopyanov, K. R. Allakhverdiev, and Z. A. Ibragimov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2245 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (1)

G. I. Petrov, V. V. Yakovlev, and N. I. Minkovski, Opt. Commun. 229, 441 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng. (1)

N. B. Singh, D. R. Suhre, K. A. Green, N. C. Fernelius, and F. K. Hopkins, Opt. Eng. 42, 3270 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rep. (1)

T. Elsaesser and M. Woerner, Phys. Rep. 321, 254 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

M. Ebrahimzadeh, in Solid-State Mid-infrared Laser Sources, I.T.Sorokina and K.L.Vodopyanov, eds. (Springer-Verlag, 2003), p. 179.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals (Springer-Verlag, 1999).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup for generation and characterization of mid-IR picosecond pulses. FI, Faraday isolator; F, filter for near-IR radiation; LD, laser diode; τ OPA and τ AC independently controlled delay lines for adjusting the overlap of signal and pump pulses in GaSe crystal and for measuring the pulse duration of mid-IR pulses, respectively.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Evolution of the broadband white-light continuum spectrum in 3 m long GeO 2 fiber as a function of the output pulse energy.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Representative normalized output spectra of mid-IR pulses generated in GaSe . (b) Cross-correlation function of the mid-IR pulse ( λ = 6.0 μ m ) and the fundamental pulse ( λ = 1.064 μ m ) . The Gaussian fit (solid curve) to the experimental data (squares) shows the FWHM of 4.5 ps .

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