Abstract

A passively Q-switched dual-wavelength solid-state laser is presented. The two wavelengths are emitted by two different crystals in order to avoid gain competition, and the synchronization between the pulses is obtained by external triggering of the saturable absorber. Sum frequency mixing is demonstrated, proving the interest of this source for terahertz generation in the 0.3–0.4 THz range through difference frequency generation.

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Doualan, J. L.

J. L. Doualan, J. F. Lampin, R. Czarny, M. Alouini, X. Marcadet, S. Bansropun, R. Moncorge, M. Krakowski, and D. Dolfi, in International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, 2006, MWP ’06 (IEEE, 2006), pp. 1–3.

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[CrossRef]

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J. L. Doualan, J. F. Lampin, R. Czarny, M. Alouini, X. Marcadet, S. Bansropun, R. Moncorge, M. Krakowski, and D. Dolfi, in International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, 2006, MWP ’06 (IEEE, 2006), pp. 1–3.

Lampin, J. F.

J. L. Doualan, J. F. Lampin, R. Czarny, M. Alouini, X. Marcadet, S. Bansropun, R. Moncorge, M. Krakowski, and D. Dolfi, in International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, 2006, MWP ’06 (IEEE, 2006), pp. 1–3.

Lee, C. W.

Leem, Y. A.

Lei, J.

Li, A. H.

H. Y. Zhu, G. Zhang, C. H. Huang, Y. Wei, L. X. Huang, A. H. Li, and Z. Q. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 90, 451 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Liu, W.

X. Yin, C. Yang, D. Zhao, W. Liu, and Y. Huo, Proc. SPIE 5627, 199 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Lu, Y.

Y. Lu, X. Wang, L. Miao, D. Zuo, and Z. Cheng, Appl. Phys. B 103387 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Marcadet, X.

J. L. Doualan, J. F. Lampin, R. Czarny, M. Alouini, X. Marcadet, S. Bansropun, R. Moncorge, M. Krakowski, and D. Dolfi, in International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, 2006, MWP ’06 (IEEE, 2006), pp. 1–3.

Meyn, J. P.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J. P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 58, 373 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Miao, L.

Y. Lu, X. Wang, L. Miao, D. Zuo, and Z. Cheng, Appl. Phys. B 103387 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Moloney, J. V.

Moncorge, R.

J. L. Doualan, J. F. Lampin, R. Czarny, M. Alouini, X. Marcadet, S. Bansropun, R. Moncorge, M. Krakowski, and D. Dolfi, in International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, 2006, MWP ’06 (IEEE, 2006), pp. 1–3.

Ostroumov, V. G.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J. P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 58, 373 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Pallas, F.

F. Pallas, E. Herault, J. Zhou, J. F. Roux, and G. Vitrant, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 241113 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Park, K. H.

Pavel, N.

Y. Sato, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper WB5.

Pedersen, C.

Petersen, P. M.

Ragam, S.

P. Zhao, S. Ragam, Y. J. Ding, and I. B. Zotova, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 131106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

P. Zhao, S. Ragam, Y. J. Ding, and I. B. Zotova, Opt. Lett. 36, 4818 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Roux, J. F.

F. Pallas, E. Herault, J. Zhou, J. F. Roux, and G. Vitrant, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 241113 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Sato, Y.

Y. Sato and T. Taira, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 415999 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Y. Sato, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper WB5.

Scheller, M.

Schilling, B.

Shcherbakov, I. A.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J. P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 58, 373 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Shin, J.

Taira, T.

Y. Sato and T. Taira, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 415999 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Y. Sato, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper WB5.

Tidemand-Lichtenberg, P.

Tsui, T. Y.

S. L. Huang, T. Y. Tsui, C. H. Wang, and F. J. Kao, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, L239 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Vitrant, G.

F. Pallas, E. Herault, J. Zhou, J. F. Roux, and G. Vitrant, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 241113 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Wang, C. H.

S. L. Huang, T. Y. Tsui, C. H. Wang, and F. J. Kao, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, L239 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Wang, X.

Y. Lu, X. Wang, L. Miao, D. Zuo, and Z. Cheng, Appl. Phys. B 103387 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Wei, Y.

H. Y. Zhu, G. Zhang, C. H. Huang, Y. Wei, L. X. Huang, A. H. Li, and Z. Q. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 90, 451 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yang, C.

X. Yin, C. Yang, D. Zhao, W. Liu, and Y. Huo, Proc. SPIE 5627, 199 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Yee, D. S.

Yin, X.

X. Yin, C. Yang, D. Zhao, W. Liu, and Y. Huo, Proc. SPIE 5627, 199 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zagumennyi, A. I.

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J. P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 58, 373 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, G.

H. Y. Zhu, G. Zhang, C. H. Huang, Y. Wei, L. X. Huang, A. H. Li, and Z. Q. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 90, 451 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, D.

X. Yin, C. Yang, D. Zhao, W. Liu, and Y. Huo, Proc. SPIE 5627, 199 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, P.

P. Zhao, S. Ragam, Y. J. Ding, and I. B. Zotova, Opt. Lett. 36, 4818 (2011).
[CrossRef]

P. Zhao, S. Ragam, Y. J. Ding, and I. B. Zotova, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 131106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, J.

F. Pallas, E. Herault, J. Zhou, J. F. Roux, and G. Vitrant, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 241113 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, H. Y.

H. Y. Zhu, G. Zhang, C. H. Huang, Y. Wei, L. X. Huang, A. H. Li, and Z. Q. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 90, 451 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zotova, I. B.

P. Zhao, S. Ragam, Y. J. Ding, and I. B. Zotova, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 131106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

P. Zhao, S. Ragam, Y. J. Ding, and I. B. Zotova, Opt. Lett. 36, 4818 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zuo, D.

Y. Lu, X. Wang, L. Miao, D. Zuo, and Z. Cheng, Appl. Phys. B 103387 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (3)

H. Y. Zhu, G. Zhang, C. H. Huang, Y. Wei, L. X. Huang, A. H. Li, and Z. Q. Chen, Appl. Phys. B 90, 451 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Lu, X. Wang, L. Miao, D. Zuo, and Z. Cheng, Appl. Phys. B 103387 (2011).
[CrossRef]

T. Jensen, V. G. Ostroumov, J. P. Meyn, G. Huber, A. I. Zagumennyi, and I. A. Shcherbakov, Appl. Phys. B 58, 373 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

P. Zhao, S. Ragam, Y. J. Ding, and I. B. Zotova, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 131106 (2011).
[CrossRef]

F. Pallas, E. Herault, J. Zhou, J. F. Roux, and G. Vitrant, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 241113 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (2)

Y. Sato and T. Taira, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 415999 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. L. Huang, T. Y. Tsui, C. H. Wang, and F. J. Kao, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, L239 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Proc. SPIE (1)

X. Yin, C. Yang, D. Zhao, W. Liu, and Y. Huo, Proc. SPIE 5627, 199 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

J. L. Doualan, J. F. Lampin, R. Czarny, M. Alouini, X. Marcadet, S. Bansropun, R. Moncorge, M. Krakowski, and D. Dolfi, in International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, 2006, MWP ’06 (IEEE, 2006), pp. 1–3.

Y. Sato, N. Pavel, and T. Taira, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper WB5.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the dual-wavelength triggered PQS laser: PLD, pump laser diode; GRIN, gradient index lens; C1, Nd:GdVO4 laser crystal with HR coating at working wavelengths on the pump side; C2, Nd:YVO4 laser crystal; SA, Cr:YAG saturable absorber; L, cavity lens; M1, output mirror; Master laser, Nd:YAG master laser; M2, HR mirror at 1064 nm; BS, beam splitter; PD, germanium photodiode; MC, monochromator; CCD, CCD camera; FPD1 and FPD2, fast photodiodes.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Typical pulse train: a, without external triggering; b, with optimal triggering.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Measured dependence of the synchronization rate χsync on the master laser repetition time tm.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Measured pulse shape at the two synchronized wavelengths.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Observed spectrum after the nonlinear crystal showing the SFG and SHG peaks in optimal triggered operation. The inset shows the same spectrum without triggering.

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