Abstract

Broadband mid-IR output suitable for producing 1000-nm-wide frequency combs centered at 4.9μm was achieved in a degenerate subharmonic optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on 500-μm-long Brewster-angled orientation-patterned GaAs crystal. The OPO was synchronously pumped at 182MHz repetition rate by 100fs pulses from a Cr2+:ZnSe laser with the central wavelength of 2.45μm and the average power of 100mW.

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Becouarn, L.

Bernhardt, B.

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Brida, D.

Briles, T. C.

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Cheng, M.-Y.

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Cronin-Golomb, M.

De Natale, P.

De Silvestri, S.

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[CrossRef]

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Galvanauskas, A.

Gambetta, A.

George, A. K.

Gerard, B.

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Gohle, C.

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Hartl, I.

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Keller, U.

Knight, J. C.

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Kumar, M.

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Leitenstorfer, A.

Levi, O.

Maier, R. R. J.

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Manzoni, C.

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Marangoni, M.

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K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Moutzouris, K.

Omenetto, F. G.

Picqué, N.

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pinguet, T. J.

Poulain, M.

Prevedelli, M.

Ramponi, R.

Reid, D. T.

J. H. Sun, B. J. S. Gale, and D. T. Reid, Opt. Lett. 32, 1414 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Reimann, K.

Sanders, S. T.

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[CrossRef]

Schober, A.

Skauli, T.

Sorokin, E.

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[CrossRef]

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Sorokina, I. T.

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

E. Sorokin, I. T. Sorokina, J. Mandon, G. Guelachvili, and N. Picqué, Opt. Express 15, 16540 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, and T. Carrig, “Femtosecond pulse generation from a SESAM mode-locked Cr:ZnSe laser,” Conference on Lasers and Electrooptics (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMQ2.

Sun, J. H.

Terry, F. L.

Thon, R.

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Thorpe, M. J.

Tillman, K. A.

K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Vodopyanov, K. L.

Walewski, J. W.

C. L. Hagen, J. W. Walewski, and S. T. Sanders, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 91 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wang, A.

Weiner, A. M.

Winful, H. G.

Woerner, M.

Wolchover, N. A.

Wong, S. T.

Wurm, M.

Xia, C.

Ye, J.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

B. Bernhardt, E. Sorokin, P. Jacquet, R. Thon, T. Becker, I. T. Sorokina, N. Picqué, and T. W. Hänsch, Appl. Phys. B 100, 3 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

K. A. Tillman, R. R. J. Maier, D. T. Reid, and E. D. McNaghten, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3366 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

C. L. Hagen, J. W. Walewski, and S. T. Sanders, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 91 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth (1)

C. B. Ebert, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, and J. S. Harris, J. Cryst. Growth 202, 187 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Express (6)

Opt. Lett. (8)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

V. L. Kalashnikov and E. Sorokin, Phys. Rev. A 81, 033840(2010).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

I. T. Sorokina, E. Sorokin, and T. Carrig, “Femtosecond pulse generation from a SESAM mode-locked Cr:ZnSe laser,” Conference on Lasers and Electrooptics (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMQ2.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Subharmonic OP-GaAs optical parametric oscillator, synchronously pumped by fs pulses from a Cr:ZnSe ( λ = 2.45 μm ) laser. Insets: side view of the OP-GaAs crystal, spectrum and second-order interferometric autocorrelation of the pump laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

OPO output spectrum measured by a grating monochromator. Atmospheric absorption peaks from HITRAN database (mostly CO 2 and water vapor) corresponding to the 1.5 m path are shown in gray. Insets show zoomed shorter- and longer-wavelength wings of the OPO spectrum.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Computed extra phase accumulated per round trip due to intracavity GDD (black curve). Horizontal dotted lines indicate calculated tolerance of the OPO for extra phase. Dashed curve, reflectivity curve of the dielectric mirror; gray curve, relative parametric gain versus wavelength.

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