Abstract

As much as 47 μW of cw infrared radiation and 89 μW of pulsed infrared radiation, tunable near 4.3 μm, have been generated by mixing the outputs of a high-power tapered semiconductor amplifier at 858 nm (signal wave) and a Ti:Al2O3 laser at 715 nm (pump wave) in AgGaS2. The GaAlAs tapered traveling-wave amplifier delivered as much as 1.5 W of diffraction-limited cw power into the nonlinear crystal. Output powers, conversion efficiencies, and spectral characteristics of this novel midinfrared source are discussed.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Goldberg, D. Mehuys, M. R. Surette, D. C. Hall, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2028 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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1990

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. N. Walpole, E. S. Kintzer, S. R. Chinn, C. A. Wang, L. J. Missaggia, Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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D. Mehuys, L. Goldberg, D. Melch, “5.25-Watt diffraction-limited, tapered strip semiconductor optical amplifier,”IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (to be published).

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Hulet, R. G.

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L. Goldberg, D. Mehuys, M. R. Surette, D. C. Hall, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2028 (1993).
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[CrossRef]

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J. N. Walpole, E. S. Kintzer, S. R. Chinn, C. A. Wang, L. J. Missaggia, Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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J. N. Walpole, E. S. Kintzer, S. R. Chinn, C. A. Wang, L. J. Missaggia, Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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L. Goldberg, J. F. Weller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1713 (1987).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

L. Goldberg, M. K. Chun, I. N. Duling, T. F. Carruthers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 56, 2071 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. N. Walpole, E. S. Kintzer, S. R. Chinn, C. A. Wang, L. J. Missaggia, Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 710 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

L. Busse, L. Goldberg, D. Mehuys, Electron. Lett. 29, 77 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

L. Goldberg, D. Mehuys, M. R. Surette, D. C. Hall, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 2028 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Lett.

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F. J. Effenberger, G. J. Dixon, in Digest of Topical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), pp. 59.

D. Mehuys, L. Goldberg, D. Melch, “5.25-Watt diffraction-limited, tapered strip semiconductor optical amplifier,”IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (to be published).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup used to mix the outputs of a GaAlAs tapered amplifier and a Ti:Al2O3 laser in AgGaS2 cut for 90° type I phase matching. The amplifier was seeded by a cw single-mode master laser diode.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Amplifier output power in cw and pulsed operation as measured with an integrating sphere detector. Approximately 38 mW of the incident master laser cw power was coupled into the amplifier.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Generated infrared DFG λ ≈ 4.3 μm power as a function of the amplifier power incident upon the crystal for cw and pulsed modes of operation. The Ti:Al2O3 laser cw power was fixed at 330 mW.

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