Abstract

We present a tunable, ultrafast, mid-infrared source based on difference frequency between 16 μm and 20 μm from an ultrafast, two-color Yb:fiber chirped-pulse amplifier. We have recorded an average power of 1.5 mW at 18μm. We have improved the output power after the pre-amplifier by one order of magnitude. We present the simulation and experimental results to the pre-amplifier.

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  1. M. Ebrahim-Zadeh and I. T. Sorokina, Mid-Infrared Sources and Applications (Springer, 2008).
  2. T. W. Neely, T. A. Johnson, and S. A. Diddams, Opt. Lett. 36, 4020 (2011).
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  3. D. G. Winters, P. Schlup, and R. A. Bartels, Opt. Lett. 35, 2179 (2010).
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  4. A. M. Al-Kadry and D. Strickland, Opt. Lett. 36, 1080 (2011).
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  5. M. Hajialamdari, A. M. Alkadry, and D. Strickland, Opt. Commun. 284, 2843 (2011).
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2011 (3)

2010 (1)

Alkadry, A. M.

M. Hajialamdari, A. M. Alkadry, and D. Strickland, Opt. Commun. 284, 2843 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Al-Kadry, A. M.

Bartels, R. A.

Diddams, S. A.

Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

M. Ebrahim-Zadeh and I. T. Sorokina, Mid-Infrared Sources and Applications (Springer, 2008).

Hajialamdari, M.

M. Hajialamdari, A. M. Alkadry, and D. Strickland, Opt. Commun. 284, 2843 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, T. A.

Neely, T. W.

Schlup, P.

Sorokina, I. T.

M. Ebrahim-Zadeh and I. T. Sorokina, Mid-Infrared Sources and Applications (Springer, 2008).

Strickland, D.

A. M. Al-Kadry and D. Strickland, Opt. Lett. 36, 1080 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Hajialamdari, A. M. Alkadry, and D. Strickland, Opt. Commun. 284, 2843 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Winters, D. G.

Opt. Commun. (1)

M. Hajialamdari, A. M. Alkadry, and D. Strickland, Opt. Commun. 284, 2843 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (1)

M. Ebrahim-Zadeh and I. T. Sorokina, Mid-Infrared Sources and Applications (Springer, 2008).

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Results to the pre-amplifier and main amplifier.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a)–(e) Two-color spectra, scaled with the peak of the spectrum in panel (e). The panels show the peak wavelength and average power of each color. (f)–(j) Corresponding generated MIR spectra, scaled with the peak of the spectrum in panel (j). The panels show the peak MIR wavelength. The little bump on the right shoulder of the blue color seen in panels (a) to (c) is the ASE that was not blocked in the pulse compressor.

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