Abstract

A high efficiency and high peak power picosecond (ps) mid-infrared optical parametric amplifier with a new nonlinear crystal BaGa4Se7 pumped by a 30 ps 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser is demonstrated for the first time. The maximum photon conversion efficiency of 56% from 1064 nm to 3.9 μm idler has been achieved at the pump energy of 1.8mJ. A maximum idler output of 830 μJ at 3.9 μm with peak power of 27MW was obtained at pump energy of 9.1mJ. Moreover, a 3–5 μm idler tuning range was demonstrated, with output energies of 300μJ at 5 μm and up to 1 mJ at 3 μm at 8.2mJ pump energy.

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J. Y. Yao, W. L. Yin, K. Feng, X. M. Li, D. J. Mei, Q. M. Lu, Z. W. Zhang, Z. G. Hu, and Y. C. Wu, J. Cryst. Growth 346, 1 (2012).
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A. Tyazhev, D. Kolker, G. Marchev, V. Badikov, D. Badikov, G. Shevyrdyaeva, V. Panyutin, and V. Petrov, Opt. Lett. 37, 4146 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011

V. Badikov, D. Badikov, G. Shevyrdyaeva, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, V. Panyutin, F. Noack, V. Petrov, and A. Kwasniewski, Opt. Mater. Express 1, 316 (2011).
[CrossRef]

V. Badikov, D. Badikov, G. Shevyrdyaeva, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, V. Panyutin, V. Petrov, and A. Kwasniewski, Phys. Status Solidi 5, 31 (2011).

2010

J. Y. Yao, D. J. Mei, L. Bai, Z. S. Lin, W. L. Yin, P. Z. Fu, and Y. C. Wu, Inorg. Chem. 49, 9212 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

2006

L. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 2439 (2006).
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Badikov, D.

Badikov, V.

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J. Y. Yao, D. J. Mei, L. Bai, Z. S. Lin, W. L. Yin, P. Z. Fu, and Y. C. Wu, Inorg. Chem. 49, 9212 (2010).
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Buehler, E.

G. D. Boyd, E. Buehler, and F. G. Storz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 301 (1971).
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J. Y. Yao, W. L. Yin, K. Feng, X. M. Li, D. J. Mei, Q. M. Lu, Z. W. Zhang, Z. G. Hu, and Y. C. Wu, J. Cryst. Growth 346, 1 (2012).
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Fu, P. Z.

J. Y. Yao, D. J. Mei, L. Bai, Z. S. Lin, W. L. Yin, P. Z. Fu, and Y. C. Wu, Inorg. Chem. 49, 9212 (2010).
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Hu, Z. G.

J. Y. Yao, W. L. Yin, K. Feng, X. M. Li, D. J. Mei, Q. M. Lu, Z. W. Zhang, Z. G. Hu, and Y. C. Wu, J. Cryst. Growth 346, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Kasper, H. M.

G. D. Boyd, H. M. Kasper, J. H. McFee, and F. G. Storz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 8, 900 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Kolker, D.

Krinitsin, P.

L. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 2439 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kwasniewski, A.

V. Badikov, D. Badikov, G. Shevyrdyaeva, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, V. Panyutin, F. Noack, V. Petrov, and A. Kwasniewski, Opt. Mater. Express 1, 316 (2011).
[CrossRef]

V. Badikov, D. Badikov, G. Shevyrdyaeva, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, V. Panyutin, V. Petrov, and A. Kwasniewski, Phys. Status Solidi 5, 31 (2011).

Li, X. M.

J. Y. Yao, W. L. Yin, K. Feng, X. M. Li, D. J. Mei, Q. M. Lu, Z. W. Zhang, Z. G. Hu, and Y. C. Wu, J. Cryst. Growth 346, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Lin, Z. S.

J. Y. Yao, D. J. Mei, L. Bai, Z. S. Lin, W. L. Yin, P. Z. Fu, and Y. C. Wu, Inorg. Chem. 49, 9212 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lobanov, S.

L. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 2439 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lu, Q. M.

J. Y. Yao, W. L. Yin, K. Feng, X. M. Li, D. J. Mei, Q. M. Lu, Z. W. Zhang, Z. G. Hu, and Y. C. Wu, J. Cryst. Growth 346, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

N. X. Zhai, X. Zhang, K. Feng, W. L. Yin, Q. M. Lu, G. L. Wang, J. Y. Yao, and Y. C. Wu, “Linear and nonlinear optical properties of BaGa4Se7,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (submitted).

Marchev, G.

McFee, J. H.

G. D. Boyd, H. M. Kasper, J. H. McFee, and F. G. Storz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 8, 900 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Mei, D. J.

J. Y. Yao, W. L. Yin, K. Feng, X. M. Li, D. J. Mei, Q. M. Lu, Z. W. Zhang, Z. G. Hu, and Y. C. Wu, J. Cryst. Growth 346, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Yao, D. J. Mei, L. Bai, Z. S. Lin, W. L. Yin, P. Z. Fu, and Y. C. Wu, Inorg. Chem. 49, 9212 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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Panyutin, V.

Petrov, V.

Pollak, T. M.

Schunemann, P. G.

Shevyrdyaeva, G.

Storz, F. G.

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[CrossRef]

G. D. Boyd, E. Buehler, and F. G. Storz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 301 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Tyazhev, A.

Wang, G. L.

N. X. Zhai, X. Zhang, K. Feng, W. L. Yin, Q. M. Lu, G. L. Wang, J. Y. Yao, and Y. C. Wu, “Linear and nonlinear optical properties of BaGa4Se7,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (submitted).

Wu, Y. C.

J. Y. Yao, W. L. Yin, K. Feng, X. M. Li, D. J. Mei, Q. M. Lu, Z. W. Zhang, Z. G. Hu, and Y. C. Wu, J. Cryst. Growth 346, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Yao, D. J. Mei, L. Bai, Z. S. Lin, W. L. Yin, P. Z. Fu, and Y. C. Wu, Inorg. Chem. 49, 9212 (2010).
[CrossRef]

N. X. Zhai, X. Zhang, K. Feng, W. L. Yin, Q. M. Lu, G. L. Wang, J. Y. Yao, and Y. C. Wu, “Linear and nonlinear optical properties of BaGa4Se7,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (submitted).

Yao, J. Y.

J. Y. Yao, W. L. Yin, K. Feng, X. M. Li, D. J. Mei, Q. M. Lu, Z. W. Zhang, Z. G. Hu, and Y. C. Wu, J. Cryst. Growth 346, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Yao, D. J. Mei, L. Bai, Z. S. Lin, W. L. Yin, P. Z. Fu, and Y. C. Wu, Inorg. Chem. 49, 9212 (2010).
[CrossRef]

N. X. Zhai, X. Zhang, K. Feng, W. L. Yin, Q. M. Lu, G. L. Wang, J. Y. Yao, and Y. C. Wu, “Linear and nonlinear optical properties of BaGa4Se7,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (submitted).

Yelisseyev, A.

L. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 2439 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yin, W. L.

J. Y. Yao, W. L. Yin, K. Feng, X. M. Li, D. J. Mei, Q. M. Lu, Z. W. Zhang, Z. G. Hu, and Y. C. Wu, J. Cryst. Growth 346, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Y. Yao, D. J. Mei, L. Bai, Z. S. Lin, W. L. Yin, P. Z. Fu, and Y. C. Wu, Inorg. Chem. 49, 9212 (2010).
[CrossRef]

N. X. Zhai, X. Zhang, K. Feng, W. L. Yin, Q. M. Lu, G. L. Wang, J. Y. Yao, and Y. C. Wu, “Linear and nonlinear optical properties of BaGa4Se7,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (submitted).

Zawilski, K. T.

Zhai, N. X.

N. X. Zhai, X. Zhang, K. Feng, W. L. Yin, Q. M. Lu, G. L. Wang, J. Y. Yao, and Y. C. Wu, “Linear and nonlinear optical properties of BaGa4Se7,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (submitted).

Zhang, X.

N. X. Zhai, X. Zhang, K. Feng, W. L. Yin, Q. M. Lu, G. L. Wang, J. Y. Yao, and Y. C. Wu, “Linear and nonlinear optical properties of BaGa4Se7,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (submitted).

Zhang, Z. W.

J. Y. Yao, W. L. Yin, K. Feng, X. M. Li, D. J. Mei, Q. M. Lu, Z. W. Zhang, Z. G. Hu, and Y. C. Wu, J. Cryst. Growth 346, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Zondy, J. J.

L. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 2439 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

G. D. Boyd, E. Buehler, and F. G. Storz, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 301 (1971).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

G. D. Boyd, H. M. Kasper, J. H. McFee, and F. G. Storz, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 8, 900 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Inorg. Chem.

J. Y. Yao, D. J. Mei, L. Bai, Z. S. Lin, W. L. Yin, P. Z. Fu, and Y. C. Wu, Inorg. Chem. 49, 9212 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth

J. Y. Yao, W. L. Yin, K. Feng, X. M. Li, D. J. Mei, Q. M. Lu, Z. W. Zhang, Z. G. Hu, and Y. C. Wu, J. Cryst. Growth 346, 1 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Non-Cryst. Solids

L. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352, 2439 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Mater. Express

Phys. Status Solidi

V. Badikov, D. Badikov, G. Shevyrdyaeva, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, V. Panyutin, V. Petrov, and A. Kwasniewski, Phys. Status Solidi 5, 31 (2011).

Other

N. X. Zhai, X. Zhang, K. Feng, W. L. Yin, Q. M. Lu, G. L. Wang, J. Y. Yao, and Y. C. Wu, “Linear and nonlinear optical properties of BaGa4Se7,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (submitted).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental arrangement: CL, cylindrical telescope; λ/2, half-wave plate; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; M1–M4, 45° HR at 1064 nm; M5–M8 and M11–M13, dichroic mirrors; M9, 0° HR at 532 nm; M10, Ag mirror; DL, delay line; SP, spectrum meter; D, energy detector.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Type I PM angles of OPA pumped by 1064 nm in BaGa4Se7 crystal.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output energy of the idler at 3.9 μm versus pump energy at 1064 nm for BaGa4Se7-OPA.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectrum of the amplified 1463 nm seeding light in BaGa4Se7-OPA stage.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Tuning characteristics of the idler from 3 to 5 μm for BaGa4Se7-OPA at pump energy of 8.2mJ.

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