Abstract

We report on the generation of mid-infrared (mid-IR) pulses with a maximum average optical power of 4 mW and wide tunability in the 8–14 μm range via difference frequency generation (DFG) in GaSe from an Er:fiber laser oscillator. The DFG process is seeded with self-frequency shifted Raman solitons that are shown to be phase coherent within the whole tuning range, from 1.76 to 1.93 μm. Interference measurements between adjacent pulses at the idler wavelengths attest coherence transfer to the mid-IR.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. A. Foltynowicz, P. Maslowski, T. Ban, F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, and J. Ye, Faraday Discuss. 150, 23 (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  2. R. Grilli, G. Mejean, C. Abd Alrahman, I. Ventrillard, S. Kassi, and D. Romanini, Phys. Rev. A 85, 051804(R) (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  3. B. Bernhardt, A. Ozawa, P. Jacquet, M. Jacquey, Y. Kobayashi, Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Nat. Photonics 4, 55 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  4. A. Schliesser, N. Picqué, and T. Hänsch, Nat. Photonics 6, 440 (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  5. M. Zimmermann, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, T. Udem, and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Lett. 29, 310 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  6. C. Enry, K. Moutzouris, J. Biegert, D. Kühlke, F. Adler, A. Leitenstorfer, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 32, 1138 (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  7. A. Gambetta, R. Ramponi, and M. Marangoni, Opt. Lett. 33, 2671 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  8. C. R. Phillips, J. Jiang, C. Mohr, C. Langrock, M. Snure, D. Bliss, M. Zhu, I. Hartl, J. S. Harris, M. E. Fermann, and M. M. Fejer, Opt. Lett. 37, 2928 (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  9. P. Maddaloni, P. Malara, G. Gagliardi, and P. De Natale, New J. Phys. 8, 262 (2006).
    [CrossRef]
  10. D. T. Reid, B. J. S. Gale, and J. Sun, Laser Phys. 18, 87 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  11. N. Leindecker, A. Marandi, R. L. Byer, and K. L. Vodopyanov, Opt. Express 19, 6296 (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  12. N. Coluccelli, H. Fonnum, M. Haakestad, A. Gambetta, D. Gatti, M. Marangoni, P. Laporta, and G. Galzerano, Opt. Express 20, 22042 (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  13. F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, M. J. Thorpe, I. Hartl, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Opt. Lett. 34, 1330 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
  14. N. Leindecker, A. Marandi, R. L. Byer, K. L. Vodopyanov, J. Jiang, I. Hartl, M. Fermann, and P. G. Schunemann, Opt. Express 20, 7046 (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  15. F. Keilmann and S. Amarie, J. Infrared Millimeter Terahertz Waves 33, 479 (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  16. A. Ruehl, A. Gambetta, I. Hartl, M. E. Fermann, K. S. E. Eikema, and M. Marangoni, Opt. Lett. 37, 2232 (2012).
    [CrossRef]
  17. T. W. Neely, T. A. Johnson, and S. A. Diddams, Opt. Lett. 36, 4020 (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  18. A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  19. N. R. Newbury and W. C. Swann, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1756 (2007).
    [CrossRef]
  20. F. Lu and W. H. Knox, Opt. Express 12, 347 (2004).
    [CrossRef]

2012

2011

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Foltynowicz, P. Maslowski, T. Ban, F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, and J. Ye, Faraday Discuss. 150, 23 (2011).
[CrossRef]

N. Leindecker, A. Marandi, R. L. Byer, and K. L. Vodopyanov, Opt. Express 19, 6296 (2011).
[CrossRef]

T. W. Neely, T. A. Johnson, and S. A. Diddams, Opt. Lett. 36, 4020 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2009

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

B. Bernhardt, A. Ozawa, P. Jacquet, M. Jacquey, Y. Kobayashi, Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Nat. Photonics 4, 55 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

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

D. T. Reid, B. J. S. Gale, and J. Sun, Laser Phys. 18, 87 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007

2006

P. Maddaloni, P. Malara, G. Gagliardi, and P. De Natale, New J. Phys. 8, 262 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004

Adler, F.

Alrahman, C. Abd

R. Grilli, G. Mejean, C. Abd Alrahman, I. Ventrillard, S. Kassi, and D. Romanini, Phys. Rev. A 85, 051804(R) (2012).
[CrossRef]

Amarie, S.

F. Keilmann and S. Amarie, J. Infrared Millimeter Terahertz Waves 33, 479 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ban, T.

A. Foltynowicz, P. Maslowski, T. Ban, F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, and J. Ye, Faraday Discuss. 150, 23 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Benko, C.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

Bernhardt, B.

B. Bernhardt, A. Ozawa, P. Jacquet, M. Jacquey, Y. Kobayashi, Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Nat. Photonics 4, 55 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Biegert, J.

Bliss, D.

Briles, T. C.

A. Foltynowicz, P. Maslowski, T. Ban, F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, and J. Ye, Faraday Discuss. 150, 23 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

Chen, L.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

Coluccelli, N.

Cossel, K. C.

A. Foltynowicz, P. Maslowski, T. Ban, F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, and J. Ye, Faraday Discuss. 150, 23 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

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

De Natale, P.

P. Maddaloni, P. Malara, G. Gagliardi, and P. De Natale, New J. Phys. 8, 262 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Diddams, S. A.

Dong, L.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

Dudley, J. M.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

Eikema, K. S. E.

Enry, C.

Fejer, M. M.

Fermann, M.

Fermann, M. E.

Foltynowicz, A.

A. Foltynowicz, P. Maslowski, T. Ban, F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, and J. Ye, Faraday Discuss. 150, 23 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Fonnum, H.

Gagliardi, G.

P. Maddaloni, P. Malara, G. Gagliardi, and P. De Natale, New J. Phys. 8, 262 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Gale, B. J. S.

D. T. Reid, B. J. S. Gale, and J. Sun, Laser Phys. 18, 87 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Galzerano, G.

Gambetta, A.

Gatti, D.

Gohle, C.

Grilli, R.

R. Grilli, G. Mejean, C. Abd Alrahman, I. Ventrillard, S. Kassi, and D. Romanini, Phys. Rev. A 85, 051804(R) (2012).
[CrossRef]

Guelachvili, G.

B. Bernhardt, A. Ozawa, P. Jacquet, M. Jacquey, Y. Kobayashi, Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Nat. Photonics 4, 55 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Haakestad, M.

Hänsch, T.

A. Schliesser, N. Picqué, and T. Hänsch, Nat. Photonics 6, 440 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Hänsch, T. W.

B. Bernhardt, A. Ozawa, P. Jacquet, M. Jacquey, Y. Kobayashi, Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Nat. Photonics 4, 55 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Zimmermann, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, T. Udem, and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Lett. 29, 310 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Harris, J. S.

Hartl, I.

Holzwarth, R.

B. Bernhardt, A. Ozawa, P. Jacquet, M. Jacquey, Y. Kobayashi, Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Nat. Photonics 4, 55 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. Zimmermann, C. Gohle, R. Holzwarth, T. Udem, and T. W. Hänsch, Opt. Lett. 29, 310 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jacquet, P.

B. Bernhardt, A. Ozawa, P. Jacquet, M. Jacquey, Y. Kobayashi, Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Nat. Photonics 4, 55 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Jacquey, M.

B. Bernhardt, A. Ozawa, P. Jacquet, M. Jacquey, Y. Kobayashi, Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Nat. Photonics 4, 55 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, J.

Johnson, T. A.

Kassi, S.

R. Grilli, G. Mejean, C. Abd Alrahman, I. Ventrillard, S. Kassi, and D. Romanini, Phys. Rev. A 85, 051804(R) (2012).
[CrossRef]

Keilmann, F.

F. Keilmann and S. Amarie, J. Infrared Millimeter Terahertz Waves 33, 479 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Knox, W. H.

Kobayashi, Y.

B. Bernhardt, A. Ozawa, P. Jacquet, M. Jacquey, Y. Kobayashi, Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Nat. Photonics 4, 55 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kühlke, D.

Langrock, C.

Laporta, P.

Leindecker, N.

Leitenstorfer, A.

Lu, F.

Maddaloni, P.

P. Maddaloni, P. Malara, G. Gagliardi, and P. De Natale, New J. Phys. 8, 262 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Malara, P.

P. Maddaloni, P. Malara, G. Gagliardi, and P. De Natale, New J. Phys. 8, 262 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Marandi, A.

Marangoni, M.

Martin, M. J.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

Maslowski, P.

A. Foltynowicz, P. Maslowski, T. Ban, F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, and J. Ye, Faraday Discuss. 150, 23 (2011).
[CrossRef]

McKay, H.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

Mejean, G.

R. Grilli, G. Mejean, C. Abd Alrahman, I. Ventrillard, S. Kassi, and D. Romanini, Phys. Rev. A 85, 051804(R) (2012).
[CrossRef]

Mohr, C.

Moutzouris, K.

Neely, T. W.

Newbury, N. R.

Ozawa, A.

B. Bernhardt, A. Ozawa, P. Jacquet, M. Jacquey, Y. Kobayashi, Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Nat. Photonics 4, 55 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Phillips, C. R.

Picqué, N.

A. Schliesser, N. Picqué, and T. Hänsch, Nat. Photonics 6, 440 (2012).
[CrossRef]

B. Bernhardt, A. Ozawa, P. Jacquet, M. Jacquey, Y. Kobayashi, Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Nat. Photonics 4, 55 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ramponi, R.

Reid, D. T.

D. T. Reid, B. J. S. Gale, and J. Sun, Laser Phys. 18, 87 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Romanini, D.

R. Grilli, G. Mejean, C. Abd Alrahman, I. Ventrillard, S. Kassi, and D. Romanini, Phys. Rev. A 85, 051804(R) (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ruehl, A.

A. Ruehl, A. Gambetta, I. Hartl, M. E. Fermann, K. S. E. Eikema, and M. Marangoni, Opt. Lett. 37, 2232 (2012).
[CrossRef]

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

Schliesser, A.

A. Schliesser, N. Picqué, and T. Hänsch, Nat. Photonics 6, 440 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Schunemann, P. G.

Snure, M.

Sun, J.

D. T. Reid, B. J. S. Gale, and J. Sun, Laser Phys. 18, 87 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Swann, W. C.

Thomas, B.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

Thorpe, M. J.

Udem, T.

Udem, Th.

B. Bernhardt, A. Ozawa, P. Jacquet, M. Jacquey, Y. Kobayashi, Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Nat. Photonics 4, 55 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ventrillard, I.

R. Grilli, G. Mejean, C. Abd Alrahman, I. Ventrillard, S. Kassi, and D. Romanini, Phys. Rev. A 85, 051804(R) (2012).
[CrossRef]

Vodopyanov, K. L.

Ye, J.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Foltynowicz, P. Maslowski, T. Ban, F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, and J. Ye, Faraday Discuss. 150, 23 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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

Zhu, M.

Zimmermann, M.

Faraday Discuss.

A. Foltynowicz, P. Maslowski, T. Ban, F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, T. C. Briles, and J. Ye, Faraday Discuss. 150, 23 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Infrared Millimeter Terahertz Waves

F. Keilmann and S. Amarie, J. Infrared Millimeter Terahertz Waves 33, 479 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Laser Phys.

D. T. Reid, B. J. S. Gale, and J. Sun, Laser Phys. 18, 87 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics

B. Bernhardt, A. Ozawa, P. Jacquet, M. Jacquey, Y. Kobayashi, Th. Udem, R. Holzwarth, G. Guelachvili, T. W. Hänsch, and N. Picqué, Nat. Photonics 4, 55 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Schliesser, N. Picqué, and T. Hänsch, Nat. Photonics 6, 440 (2012).
[CrossRef]

New J. Phys.

P. Maddaloni, P. Malara, G. Gagliardi, and P. De Natale, New J. Phys. 8, 262 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

R. Grilli, G. Mejean, C. Abd Alrahman, I. Ventrillard, S. Kassi, and D. Romanini, Phys. Rev. A 85, 051804(R) (2012).
[CrossRef]

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup for DFG and coherence characterization. HWP, half-waveplate; PBS, polarization beam splitter; PAR, gold paraboloid; LWP, long-wavelength pass filter; and BC, beam chopper.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Typical autocorrelation trace of the SFS solitons. (b) Free-running beat note between the 1.9 μm SFS soliton and a single-mode narrow-linewidth Tm laser. (c) Single-sided power spectral density of the beat-note between SC and SFS soliton (red curve) as compared to the corresponding RIN (gray curve).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Spectra (left axis) and average power (dots, right axis) of pump and signal pulses (a) and of the generated mid-IR pulses (b).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Mid-IR spectra at the output of the Michelson interferometer for different values of the temporal delay between the adjacent pulses.

Metrics