Abstract

Laser tunability from 10 to 21 µm is obtained by use of an optical parametric oscillator based on a KTP crystal followed by a difference-frequency stage with a CdSe crystal. An all-solid-state picosecond Nd:YAG oscillator mode locked by a frequency-doubling nonlinear mirror is used for synchronous pumping.

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2001 (1)

A. A. Mani, L. Dreesen, P. Hollander, C. Humbert, Y. Caudano, A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1945 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

A. A. Mani, P. Hollander, P. A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3066 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

1994 (1)

A. Peremans, A. Tadjeddine, R. Prazeres, F. Glotin, D. Jaroszynski, and J.-M. Ortega, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 341, 146 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

P. Guyot-Sionnest, R. Superfine, J. H. Hunt, and Y. R. Shen, Chem. Phys. Lett. 144, 1 (1988).

1979 (1)

1977 (1)

D. Andreou, Opt. Commun. 23, 37 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Andreou, D.

D. Andreou, Opt. Commun. 23, 37 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Campillo, A. J.

Caudano, Y.

A. A. Mani, L. Dreesen, P. Hollander, C. Humbert, Y. Caudano, A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1945 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dhirani, A.

Dmitriev, V. G.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, in Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals, A. E. Siegman ed., Vol. 64 of Springer-Verlag Series in Optical Science (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991), Chap. 3 pp. 53–127.
[CrossRef]

Dreesen, L.

A. A. Mani, L. Dreesen, P. Hollander, C. Humbert, Y. Caudano, A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1945 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Glotin, F.

A. Peremans, A. Tadjeddine, R. Prazeres, F. Glotin, D. Jaroszynski, and J.-M. Ortega, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 341, 146 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Gurzadyan, G. G.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, in Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals, A. E. Siegman ed., Vol. 64 of Springer-Verlag Series in Optical Science (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991), Chap. 3 pp. 53–127.
[CrossRef]

Guyot-Sionnest, P.

A. Dhirani and P. Guyot-Sionnest, Opt. Lett. 20, 1104 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Guyot-Sionnest, R. Superfine, J. H. Hunt, and Y. R. Shen, Chem. Phys. Lett. 144, 1 (1988).

Hollander, P.

A. A. Mani, L. Dreesen, P. Hollander, C. Humbert, Y. Caudano, A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1945 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Mani, P. Hollander, P. A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3066 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Humbert, C.

A. A. Mani, L. Dreesen, P. Hollander, C. Humbert, Y. Caudano, A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1945 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hunt, J. H.

P. Guyot-Sionnest, R. Superfine, J. H. Hunt, and Y. R. Shen, Chem. Phys. Lett. 144, 1 (1988).

Hyer, R. C.

Jaroszynski, D.

A. Peremans, A. Tadjeddine, R. Prazeres, F. Glotin, D. Jaroszynski, and J.-M. Ortega, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 341, 146 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Mani, A. A.

A. A. Mani, L. Dreesen, P. Hollander, C. Humbert, Y. Caudano, A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1945 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Mani, P. Hollander, P. A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3066 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Nikogosyan, D. N.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, in Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals, A. E. Siegman ed., Vol. 64 of Springer-Verlag Series in Optical Science (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991), Chap. 3 pp. 53–127.
[CrossRef]

Ortega, J.-M.

A. Peremans, A. Tadjeddine, R. Prazeres, F. Glotin, D. Jaroszynski, and J.-M. Ortega, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 341, 146 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Peremans, A.

A. A. Mani, L. Dreesen, P. Hollander, C. Humbert, Y. Caudano, A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1945 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Mani, P. Hollander, P. A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3066 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Peremans, A. Tadjeddine, R. Prazeres, F. Glotin, D. Jaroszynski, and J.-M. Ortega, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 341, 146 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Prazeres, R.

A. Peremans, A. Tadjeddine, R. Prazeres, F. Glotin, D. Jaroszynski, and J.-M. Ortega, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 341, 146 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Shapiro, S. L.

Shen, Y. R.

P. Guyot-Sionnest, R. Superfine, J. H. Hunt, and Y. R. Shen, Chem. Phys. Lett. 144, 1 (1988).

Superfine, R.

P. Guyot-Sionnest, R. Superfine, J. H. Hunt, and Y. R. Shen, Chem. Phys. Lett. 144, 1 (1988).

Tadjeddine, A.

A. Peremans, A. Tadjeddine, R. Prazeres, F. Glotin, D. Jaroszynski, and J.-M. Ortega, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 341, 146 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Thiry, A.

A. A. Mani, L. Dreesen, P. Hollander, C. Humbert, Y. Caudano, A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1945 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Thiry, P. A.

A. A. Mani, P. Hollander, P. A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3066 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

A. A. Mani, P. Hollander, P. A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 3066 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Mani, L. Dreesen, P. Hollander, C. Humbert, Y. Caudano, A. Thiry, and A. Peremans, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1945 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

P. Guyot-Sionnest, R. Superfine, J. H. Hunt, and Y. R. Shen, Chem. Phys. Lett. 144, 1 (1988).

Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A (1)

A. Peremans, A. Tadjeddine, R. Prazeres, F. Glotin, D. Jaroszynski, and J.-M. Ortega, Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 341, 146 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. Andreou, Opt. Commun. 23, 37 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (1)

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, in Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals, A. E. Siegman ed., Vol. 64 of Springer-Verlag Series in Optical Science (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991), Chap. 3 pp. 53–127.
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Envelope of the pulse train (100 pulses) extracted from the Nd:YAG oscillator mode locked by a frequency-doubling nonlinear mirror.5

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

KTP OPO followed by a DFG stage in CdSe. Dashed–dotted line, pump beam at 1.064 µm (vertical polarization); long-dashed line, KTP OPO idler beam (2.23–2.45 µm, horizontal polarization); short-dashed line, KTP OPO signal beam (1.87–2.03 µm, vertical polarization); solid line, DFG beam (10–21 µm, vertical polarization).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

DFG wavelength versus tuning angle of the CdSe crystal (external phase-matching angle). The solid curve shows a theoretical calculation of the rotation angle with respect to the normal of the front surface. The circles represent the experimental data. The dashed curve shows the tuning parameters estimated for a cut angle equal to 76° that provides better operation in the 910µm spectral region.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output power measurements of the DFG stage versus wavelength (open circles). The corresponding intensity is shown on the right-hand axis. The theoretical values are presented as a solid curve.

Equations (1)

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IDFG=IiλDFGλisinh2ΓL,  Γ2=74.36deff2θIsλDFGλinDFGnins,

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