Abstract

We explored the suitability of visible III–V single-mode cw diodes for difference-frequency generation of tunable infrared radiation by mixing a red single-mode cw III–V diode laser with a tunable single-frequency cw Ti:sapphire laser in AgGaS2. More than 1 μW of cw tunable, infrared (λ ≈ 5 μm), narrow-band coherent radiation was generated with type I noncritical phase matching. The wavelength and output-power characteristics of this novel tunable all-solid-state laser source are described, and we demonstrate the applicability of the source to high-resolution molecular spectroscopy by obtaining a test spectrum. The feasibility of a more compact solid-state cw laser spectrometer based on the mixing of two single-mode diode lasers (808 and 690 nm) as pump sources in AgGaS2 is shown (infrared power generated ≈3 nW).

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Chen, J.

C. C. Bradley, J. Chen, R. G. Hulet, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 61, 2097 (1990).
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Chun, M. K.

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Kourogi, M.

K. Nakagawa, M. Ohutsu, C. H. Shin, M. Kourogi, Y. Kikunaga, in Tenth International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy, M. Ducloy, E. Giacobino, G. Camay, eds. (World Scientific, Singapore, 1992), pp. 353–358.

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W. P. Risk, W. J. Kozlovsky, Opt. Lett. 17, 707 (1992).
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W. J. Kozlovsky, W. Lenth, E. E. Latta, A. Moser, G. L. Bona, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 2291 (1990).
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L. F. Mollenauer, in Tunable Lasers, L. F. Mollenauer, J. C. White, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987), pp. 225–278.

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W. J. Kozlovsky, W. Lenth, E. E. Latta, A. Moser, G. L. Bona, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 2291 (1990).
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K. Nakagawa, M. Ohutsu, C. H. Shin, M. Kourogi, Y. Kikunaga, in Tenth International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy, M. Ducloy, E. Giacobino, G. Camay, eds. (World Scientific, Singapore, 1992), pp. 353–358.

Ohutsu, M.

K. Nakagawa, M. Ohutsu, C. H. Shin, M. Kourogi, Y. Kikunaga, in Tenth International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy, M. Ducloy, E. Giacobino, G. Camay, eds. (World Scientific, Singapore, 1992), pp. 353–358.

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[CrossRef]

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K. Nakagawa, M. Ohutsu, C. H. Shin, M. Kourogi, Y. Kikunaga, in Tenth International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy, M. Ducloy, E. Giacobino, G. Camay, eds. (World Scientific, Singapore, 1992), pp. 353–358.

Simon, U.

Smolka, K. P.

Sugiyama, K.

Tanner, C. E.

Tittel, F. K.

Wieman, C. E.

Yoda, J.

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W. J. Kozlovsky, W. Lenth, E. E. Latta, A. Moser, G. L. Bona, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 2291 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

S. C. Hsu, R. H. Schwendeman, G. Mageri, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 2294 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys.

M. G. Bawendi, B. D. Rehufuss, T. Oka, J. Chem. Phys. 93, 6200 (1990); L. W. Xu, C. Gabrys, T. Oka, J. Chem. Phys. 93, 6210 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Lett.

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

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[CrossRef]

C. C. Bradley, J. Chen, R. G. Hulet, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 61, 2097 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Other

L. F. Mollenauer, in Tunable Lasers, L. F. Mollenauer, J. C. White, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987), pp. 225–278.

R. Grisar, G. Schmidtke, M. Tacke, G. Restelli, eds., Monitoring Gaseous Pollutants by Tunable Diode Lasers (Kiuwer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1989).
[CrossRef]

K. Nakagawa, M. Ohutsu, C. H. Shin, M. Kourogi, Y. Kikunaga, in Tenth International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy, M. Ducloy, E. Giacobino, G. Camay, eds. (World Scientific, Singapore, 1992), pp. 353–358.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the Ti:sapphire/diode laser DFG mixing experiment. Optionally, the diode laser can be replaced by a DCM dye laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Infrared DFG power as a function of the Ti:sapphire laser power. The diode laser emitted 12.1 mW of power in a single mode at 690.3 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

CO absorption spectrum near 2119 cm−1 detected with the diode/Ti:sapphire laser pump configuration.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

All-solid-state laser-pumped compact DFG spectrometer with two single-mode diode lasers.

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