Abstract

A wavelength-agile mid-infrared (IR) ZnGeP2 (ZGP) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) using a galvano-controlled double-crystal KTiOPO4 (KTP) OPO was demonstrated. The mid-IR wavelength was tuned by varying the KTP OPO pump wavelength while the ZGP crystal angle remained fixed. Rapid tuning of the KTP OPO was achieved by changing the crystal angle by using the galvano scanner. Our mid-IR source can jump to a different wavelength without scanning through the intermediate wavelengths while also permitting continuous-wavelength scanning. The mid-IR source can be tuned from approximately 5to10μm at a phase-matching angle of 51°, while the pump wavelength is controlled in the 1.952.2μm range.

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

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E. Cheung, S. Palese, H. Injeyan, C. Hoefer, J. Ho, R. Hilyard, H. Komine, J. Berg, and W. Bosenberg, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M.M.Fejer, H.Injeyan, and U.Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 1999), pp. 514-517.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup used for the wavelength-agile coherent tunable mid-IR light source. The left part is the galvano-controlled double-crystal KTP OPO pump source, while the right part is the ZGP OPO in which the crystal angle remained fixed.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Pump-wavelength-tuned ZGP OPO tuning curves using the 2 μ m band pump source. The solid curves show the calculated results. The crystal angle of θ = 51 ° corresponds to an incident angle of 0° pump input.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output energy spectra of a ZGP-OPO measured by using two different tuning methods. The solid curve was obtained by tuning the pump wavelength, whereas the dotted curve was obtained by tuning the crystal angle.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Mid-IR wavelength-agile access operation. (a) Mid-IR region transmittance spectra of a DAST pellet. (b) Mid-IR addressability, while switching the wavelength randomly among 6.2, 7.4, and 9.15 μ m .

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