Abstract

We present a fiber-based mid-IR source of ultrafast laser pulses tunable in the 9.714.9μm spectral region based on difference-frequency mixing between an Er:fiber laser and a first-order frequency-shifted soliton pulse. We have measured subpicosecond pulses at a repetition rate of 37MHz, with a maximum power of 1.5μW.

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Curl, R.

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P. Maddaloni, P. Cancio, and P. De Natale, Meas. Sci. Technol. 20, 052001 (2009).
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Dianov, E. M.

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Hall, J. L.

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[CrossRef]

Kühlke, D.

Kukarin, S. V.

S. M. Kobtsev, S. V. Kukarin, N. V. Fateev, and S. V. Smirnov, App. Phys. B 81, 265 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Leitenstorfer, A.

Maddaloni, P.

P. Maddaloni, P. Cancio, and P. De Natale, Meas. Sci. Technol. 20, 052001 (2009).
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S. A. Diddams, L. Hollberg, and V. Mbele, Nature 445, 627 (2007).
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Moutzouris, K.

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K. Petrov, R. Curl, and F. Tittel, Appl. Phys. B 66, 531 (1998).
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E. A. Golovchenko, E. M. Dianov, A. M. Prokhorov, and V. N. Serkin, JETP Lett. 42, 87 (1985).

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E. A. Golovchenko, E. M. Dianov, A. M. Prokhorov, and V. N. Serkin, JETP Lett. 42, 87 (1985).

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C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, and A. Y. Cho, Rep. Prog. Phys. 64, 1533 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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S. M. Kobtsev, S. V. Kukarin, N. V. Fateev, and S. V. Smirnov, App. Phys. B 81, 265 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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I. T. Sorokina and K. L. Vodopyanov, Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sources (Springer, 2003).
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Ye, J.

App. Phys. B (1)

S. M. Kobtsev, S. V. Kukarin, N. V. Fateev, and S. V. Smirnov, App. Phys. B 81, 265 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

K. Petrov, R. Curl, and F. Tittel, Appl. Phys. B 66, 531 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

JETP Lett. (1)

E. A. Golovchenko, E. M. Dianov, A. M. Prokhorov, and V. N. Serkin, JETP Lett. 42, 87 (1985).

Meas. Sci. Technol. (1)

P. Maddaloni, P. Cancio, and P. De Natale, Meas. Sci. Technol. 20, 052001 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

S. A. Diddams, L. Hollberg, and V. Mbele, Nature 445, 627 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Rep. Prog. Phys. (1)

C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, D. L. Sivco, and A. Y. Cho, Rep. Prog. Phys. 64, 1533 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

S. T. Cundiff, J. Ye, and J. L. Hall, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 72, 3749 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

I. T. Sorokina and K. L. Vodopyanov, Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sources (Springer, 2003).
[CrossRef]

SNLO nonlinear optics code available from A. V. Smith, AS-Photonics, Albuquerque, N. Mex.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Elsevier, 2007).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Spectra of soliton, tuned in 25 m of PM fiber, and amplified pump.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

RIN of the 1550 nm pump (solid) and solitons centered at 1.7 μm (dotted) and 1.835 μm (dashed–dotted).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Normalized MIR spectra taken with two different crystals and detection methods.

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