Abstract

We present a frequency comb source with power level up to 150 μW per comb mode, tunable in the 2.2–2.6 μm wavelength region, based on a Cr2+:ZnSe multipass solid-state amplifier seeded by the output of an actively stabilized optical parametric oscillator, synchronously pumped by a commercial 250 MHz Er:fiber laser. Phase relationship between idler, signal, and pump waves is exploited to perform frequency comb stabilization in the whole 2.2–2.6 μm mid-infrared spectral region.

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2012 (1)

2011 (2)

2010 (4)

F. Adler, P. Maslowski, A. Foltynowicz, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Opt. Express 18, 21861(2010).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Diddams, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, B51 (2010).
[CrossRef]

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Piquet, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, D. Martyshkin, and C. Kim, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 21 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (1)

2008 (4)

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. Gebs, T. Dekorsy, S. A. Diddams, and A. Bartels, Opt. Express 16, 5397 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Gambetta, R. Ramponi, and M. Marangoni, Opt. Lett. 33, 2671 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Sell, R. Scheu, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Huber, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 251107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

Adler, F.

Bartels, A.

Becker, T.

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Piquet, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bernhardt, B.

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Piquet, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Briles, T. C.

Coluccelli, N.

Cossel, K. C.

Dekorsy, T.

Diddams, S. A.

Fedorov, V.

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, D. Martyshkin, and C. Kim, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 21 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Fermann, M. E.

Foltynowicz, A.

Fonnum, H.

Galzerano, G.

Gambetta, A.

Gatti, D.

Gebs, R.

Gerginov, V.

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gohle, C.

Haakestad, M.

Hänsch, T. W.

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Piquet, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hartl, I.

Holzwarth, R.

Huber, R.

A. Sell, R. Scheu, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Huber, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 251107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Jacquet, P.

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Piquet, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, T. A.

Keilmann, F.

Kim, C.

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, D. Martyshkin, and C. Kim, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 21 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Laporta, P.

Leitenstorfer, A.

A. Sell, R. Scheu, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Huber, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 251107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Marangoni, M.

Martyshkin, D.

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, D. Martyshkin, and C. Kim, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 21 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Maslowski, P.

Mirov, S.

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, D. Martyshkin, and C. Kim, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 21 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Moskalev, I.

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, D. Martyshkin, and C. Kim, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 21 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Neely, T. W.

Pe’er, A.

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Piquet, N.

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Piquet, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ramponi, R.

Scheu, R.

A. Sell, R. Scheu, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Huber, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 251107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Schunemann, P. G.

Sell, A.

A. Sell, R. Scheu, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Huber, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 251107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sorokin, E.

K. L. Vodopyanov, E. Sorokin, I. T. Sorokina, and P. G. Schunemann, Opt. Lett. 36, 2275 (2011).
[CrossRef]

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Piquet, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Sorokina, I. T.

K. L. Vodopyanov, E. Sorokin, I. T. Sorokina, and P. G. Schunemann, Opt. Lett. 36, 2275 (2011).
[CrossRef]

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Piquet, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Stalnaker, J. E.

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Stowe, M. C.

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Thon, R.

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Piquet, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Thorpe, M. J.

F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, M. J. Thorpe, I. Hartl, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Opt. Lett. 34, 1330 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Vodopyanov, K. L.

Ye, J.

Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. (1)

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Piquet, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Sell, R. Scheu, A. Leitenstorfer, and R. Huber, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 251107 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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

Laser Photon. Rev. (1)

S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, D. Martyshkin, and C. Kim, Laser Photon. Rev. 4, 21 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (5)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup for the high-power frequency-stabilized mid-IR comb. DBS, dichroic beam splitter; HNLF, highly nonlinear fiber; P, prism; PPLN, periodically poled lithium niobate; PZT, piezoelectric transducer; SC, optical supercontinuum.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Measured spectral gain of the three-pass Cr 2 + : ZnSe amplifier and (b) experimental spectra of the amplified mid-IR comb on a power-per-mode scale (curves) and corresponding average output power levels (bullets).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Spectra of the fiber-broadened pump (red) and harmonic overtones (blue) generated by frequency mixing inside the OPO crystal. The overlap between the different OPO overtones (dashed spectral portion 1) together with OPO overtones and SC (dashed spectral portions 2 and 3) are responsible for a specific beat note displayed in panel (b). (b) RF beat signals measured with an electrical spectrum analyzer ( RBW = 2.1 kHz ).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Locked f 0 i and 2 f 0 s f 0 p beat notes (blue curves) combined to extract f 0 p / 2 , half the carrier frequency of the pump laser (green curve) ( RBW = 2.1 kHz ). (b)  f 0 p / 2 in sloppy and tight locking condition. Inset: tight locking of the f 0 p / 2 frequency ( RBW = 1.1 Hz ).

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