Abstract

Starting with 11-ps pulses of 8-mJ energy at 1.064 μm and using a sequence of a KTP crystal and a CdSe crystal, we generate infrared pulses from 10 to 20 μm with energies ranging from 40 to 5 μJ. The quantum efficiency of the last stage is higher than 50% from 10 to 18 μm.

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