Abstract

We report the rapid tuning of mid-infrared waves beyond 5μm emitted in difference-frequency mixing with an electronically tuned dual-wavelength Ti:Al2O3 laser used as a pumping source. Simultaneous rapid tuning of the dual wavelengths, which satisfy phase matching in AgGaS2, allows rapid random access switching and continuous tuning of mid-infrared wavelengths. In random-access switching, the mid-infrared wavelength is tuned every pulse shot at a repetition rate of 1kHz. Mid-infrared wavelengths continuously tuned from 5.2to7.2μm, from 7.0to9.1μm, and from 8.9to12.0μm are achieved at phase-matched angles of 55°, 50°, and 45°, respectively.

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Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, R. K. Route, and R. S. Feigelson, Appl. Phys. B 45, 313 (1984).

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I. C. Chang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 323 (1974).
[Crossref]

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D. J. Taylor, S. E. Harris, and S. T. K. Nieh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 269 (1971).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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N. Saito, S. Wada, and H. Tashiro, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 1288 (2001).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

K. Akagawa, S. Wada, and H. Tashiro, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1213 (1997).
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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

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J.-J. Zondy, Opt. Commun. 149, 181 (1998).
[Crossref]

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N. Saito, K. Akagawa, S. Wada, and H. Tashiro, Appl. Phys. B 69, 93 (1999).
[Crossref]

Y. X. Fan, R. C. Eckardt, R. L. Byer, R. K. Route, and R. S. Feigelson, Appl. Phys. B 45, 313 (1984).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (4)

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[Crossref]

D. J. Taylor, S. E. Harris, and S. T. K. Nieh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 269 (1971).
[Crossref]

W. Streifer and J. R. Whinnery, Appl. Phys. Lett. 17, 335 (1970).
[Crossref]

K. Akagawa, S. Wada, and H. Tashiro, Appl. Phys. Lett. 70, 1213 (1997).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

J.-J. Zondy, Opt. Commun. 149, 181 (1998).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental apparatus.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) System for high-speed simultaneous switching of dual-wavelength pulses. λ A , λ B , and λ C represent wavelengths at 730, 788, and 822 nm , respectively. (b) Cyclic tuning among the wavelengths was observed on an oscilloscope.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) System for observation of high-speed switching of mid-IR wavelengths between 6.37 and 6.69 μ m . (b), (c) Signals from MCT-1 and MCT-2 were monitored on an oscilloscope.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Top, combinations of pump wavelengths that satisfy the type I phase-matched angles at 45°, 50°, and 55° in Ag Ga S 2 . Bottom, electronic tuning ranges of mid-IR wavelength generated in DFM at those angles.

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