Abstract

We report on a mid-IR frequency comb source of unprecedented tunability covering the entire 3–10 μm molecular fingerprint region. The system is based on difference frequency generation in a GaSe crystal pumped by a 151 MHz Yb:fiber frequency comb. The process was seeded with Raman-shifted solitons generated in a highly nonlinear suspended-core fiber with the same source. Average powers up to 1.5 mW were achieved at the 4.7 μm wavelength.

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A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
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[CrossRef]

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Benko, C.

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Byer, R. L.

Chen, L.

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[CrossRef]

Cho, G. C.

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.

Coddington, I.

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Cossel, K. C.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
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[CrossRef]

Digonnet, M.

Dong, L.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. Dong, B. K. Thomas, and L. Fu, Opt. Express 16, 16423 (2008).
[CrossRef]

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.

Dudley, J. M.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

Erny, C.

Fermann, M. E.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, M. J. Thorpe, I. Hartl, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Opt. Lett. 34, 1330 (2009).
[CrossRef]

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.

Foreman, S. M.

Fu, L.

Gambetta, A.

Gerginov, V.

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gohle, C.

Hänsch, T. W.

Hartl, I.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, M. J. Thorpe, I. Hartl, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Opt. Lett. 34, 1330 (2009).
[CrossRef]

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.

Holzwarth, R.

Imeshev, G.

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.

Johnson, T. A.

Jones, D. J.

Keller, U.

Kühlke, D.

Leitenstorfer, A.

Marangoni, M.

Martin, M. J.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

McKay, H.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

Moutzouris, K.

Neely, T. W.

Newbury, N. R.

I. Coddington, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, Phys.Revi. Lett. 100, 013902 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pe’er, A.

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Plettner, T.

Ramponi, R.

Ruehl, A.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

Stalnaker, J. E.

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Stowe, M. C.

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Swann, W. C.

I. Coddington, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, Phys.Revi. Lett. 100, 013902 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Thomas, B.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

Thomas, B. K.

Thorpe, M. J.

F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, M. J. Thorpe, I. Hartl, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Opt. Lett. 34, 1330 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Udem, T.

Urbanek, K.

Vodopyanov, K. L.

Wong, S. T.

Ye, J.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

F. Adler, K. C. Cossel, M. J. Thorpe, I. Hartl, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Opt. Lett. 34, 1330 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. M. Foreman, D. J. Jones, and J. Ye, Opt. Lett. 28, 370 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zimmermann, M.

Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. (1)

M. C. Stowe, M. J. Thorpe, A. Pe’er, J. Ye, J. E. Stalnaker, V. Gerginov, and S. A. Diddams, Adv. At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 55, 1 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

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Phys. Rev. A (1)

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Phys. Rev. A 84, 011806(R) (2011).
[CrossRef]

Phys.Revi. Lett. (1)

I. Coddington, W. C. Swann, and N. R. Newbury, Phys.Revi. Lett. 100, 013902 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Experimental setup; HWP, half waveplate; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; SCF, suspended-core fiber, DM: dichroic mirror, LPF: long-pass filter; (b) Average power level of the Raman solitons (left scale) as a function of its center wavelength together with the residual laser output at 1055 nm (right scale).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Measured (dots) and calculated (solid line) idler wavelength (left scale) and external phase-matching angle for Type I interaction (right scale); (b) pump signal and pump idler temporal walk-off (left scale) and spatial walk-off angle (right scale); and (c) Fresnel reflection losses at an air interface. All parameters are plotted as a function of the signal wavelength.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

MIR spectra (left scale) and average power (right scale) generated by DFG in (a) a GaSe and (b) a PPLN crystal.

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