Abstract

We report traveling-wave optical parametric generation in short (2-mm) ZnGeP2 samples with reduced anomalous absorption, using femtosecond pump pulses near 2 μm. The signal and the idler waves generated could be tuned from 2.5 to 10 μm, and they extend the tunability of the β-barium borate optical parametric generator used as a pump source to the mid-infrared. At a single-pass internal conversion efficiency of 2.5% we estimate pulse durations of 75  fs (signal near 3 μm) and 200  fs (idler near 6 μm).

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1997 (2)

K. L. Vodopyanov and V. Chazapis, Opt. Commun. 135, 98 (1997).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1749 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

K. L. Vodopyanov and V. G. Voevodin, Opt. Commun. 117, 277 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

G. C. Bhar, L. K. Samanta, D. K. Ghosh, and S. Das, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 860 (1987)Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 14, 1361 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Barnes, N. P.

N. P. Barnes, K. E. Murray, M. G. Jani, T. Pollak, and P. Schunemann, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai and S. S. Paine, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 154–157P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 256–258.

Bhar, G. C.

G. C. Bhar, L. K. Samanta, D. K. Ghosh, and S. Das, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 860 (1987)Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 14, 1361 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Brown, J. L.

R. D. Peterson, K. L. Schepler, J. L. Brown, and P. G. Schunemann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 245.

Budni, P. A.

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 253–255.

Chazapis, V.

K. L. Vodopyanov and V. Chazapis, Opt. Commun. 135, 98 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chicklis, E. P.

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 253–255.

Das, S.

G. C. Bhar, L. K. Samanta, D. K. Ghosh, and S. Das, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 860 (1987)Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 14, 1361 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Ghosh, D. K.

G. C. Bhar, L. K. Samanta, D. K. Ghosh, and S. Das, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 860 (1987)Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 14, 1361 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Jani, M. G.

N. P. Barnes, K. E. Murray, M. G. Jani, T. Pollak, and P. Schunemann, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai and S. S. Paine, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 154–157P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 256–258.

Knights, M. G.

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 253–255.

Murray, K. E.

N. P. Barnes, K. E. Murray, M. G. Jani, T. Pollak, and P. Schunemann, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai and S. S. Paine, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 154–157P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 256–258.

Noack, F.

Peterson, R. D.

R. D. Peterson, K. L. Schepler, J. L. Brown, and P. G. Schunemann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 245.

Petrov, V.

V. Petrov, F. Rotermund, and F. Noack, Appl. Opt. 37, 8504 (1998).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1749 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Pollak, T.

N. P. Barnes, K. E. Murray, M. G. Jani, T. Pollak, and P. Schunemann, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai and S. S. Paine, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 154–157P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 256–258.

Pollak, T. M.

P. G. Schunemann and T. M. Pollak, “Method for growing crystals,” U.S. patent5,611,856 (March18, 1997).

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 253–255.

Pomeranz, L.

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 253–255.

Rotermund, F.

Samanta, L. K.

G. C. Bhar, L. K. Samanta, D. K. Ghosh, and S. Das, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 860 (1987)Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 14, 1361 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Schepler, K. L.

R. D. Peterson, K. L. Schepler, J. L. Brown, and P. G. Schunemann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 245.

Schunemann, P.

N. P. Barnes, K. E. Murray, M. G. Jani, T. Pollak, and P. Schunemann, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai and S. S. Paine, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 154–157P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 256–258.

Schunemann, P. G.

R. D. Peterson, K. L. Schepler, J. L. Brown, and P. G. Schunemann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 245.

P. G. Schunemann and T. M. Pollak, “Method for growing crystals,” U.S. patent5,611,856 (March18, 1997).

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 253–255.

Suzuki, T.

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1749 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, Y.

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1749 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Vodopyanov, K. L.

K. L. Vodopyanov and V. Chazapis, Opt. Commun. 135, 98 (1997).
[CrossRef]

K. L. Vodopyanov and V. G. Voevodin, Opt. Commun. 117, 277 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Voevodin, V. G.

K. L. Vodopyanov and V. G. Voevodin, Opt. Commun. 117, 277 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1749 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

K. L. Vodopyanov and V. G. Voevodin, Opt. Commun. 117, 277 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. L. Vodopyanov and V. Chazapis, Opt. Commun. 135, 98 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

G. C. Bhar, L. K. Samanta, D. K. Ghosh, and S. Das, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 860 (1987)Kvantovaya Elektron. (Moscow) 14, 1361 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

R. D. Peterson, K. L. Schepler, J. L. Brown, and P. G. Schunemann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 15 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), p. 245.

N. P. Barnes, K. E. Murray, M. G. Jani, T. Pollak, and P. Schunemann, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai and S. S. Paine, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 154–157P. A. Budni, L. A. Pomeranz, P. G. Schunemann, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 256–258.

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 253–255.

P. G. Schunemann and T. M. Pollak, “Method for growing crystals,” U.S. patent5,611,856 (March18, 1997).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Absorption of the θ=55°-cut sample of ZnGeP2 in the NIR.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Tuning curves for a type I ZnGeP2 OPG pumped in the NIR (λP, pump wavelength).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Inverse GVM 1/vS-1/vI in type I ZnGeP2 for several pump wavelengths in the NIR λP. vS and vI denote the signal and the idler group velocity, respectively.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Signal and (b) idler spectra of the ZnGeP2 OPG with the 52.5°-cut sample at normal incidence. The pump wavelength is λP=2.07 μm.

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