Abstract

We demonstrate a midinfrared source tunable from 6.7 to 12.7 μm via difference frequency generation (DFG) in orientation-patterned GaAs, with 1.3 mW average output power. The input pulses are generated via Raman self-frequency shift of a femtosecond Tm-doped-fiber laser system in a fluoride fiber. We numerically model the DFG process and show good agreement between simulations and experiments. We use this numerical model to show an improved design using longer pump pulses.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Setup of a Tm-fiber DFG system. SMF, single-mode fiber; DSF, dispersion-shifted fiber; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; LPF, long-pass filter.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) FROG reconstruction of the 1.95 μm pump, (b) power spectral density (PSD) of the pump and signal after the LPF, measured with an FTIR.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Mid-IR output spectra measured with an FTIR at several different positions in the fan-out QPM grating, (b) average mid-IR output power for the 10.3 μm peak of (a) as a function of average pump power inside the OP-GaAs sample.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Design example with a long pump pulse (repetition rate 72 MHz), showing output idler power as a function of input pump power, for two different 2.5 μm seed powers (3 and 30 mW) with and without χ(3) effects (SPM and XPM). The dot-dashed straight line is the maximum idler power assuming full depletion of the pump.

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