Abstract

We report on optical parametric generation in a mercury thiogallate (HgGa2S4) crystal pumped by 16 ps, 1064 nm pulses at 250 kHz. A broad tuning range extending from 1.19 to 1.47 μm (signal) and from 3.85 to 10 μm (idler) is achieved. Narrow bandwidth, quasi-Fourier limited operation with high beam quality for the signal/idler pulses and >14% pump depletion is obtained by continuous wave seed injection at 1.29 μm.

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V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, A. I. Zagumennyi, F. Rotermund, F. Noack, K. Miyata, L. D. Iskhakova, and A. F. Zerrouk, Laser Phys. 21, 774 (2011).
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T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, and W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 44, 293 (1983).
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B. Bareika, G. Dikchyus, E. D. Isyanova, A. Piskarskas, and V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 6, 301 (1980).

Agnesi, A.

Badikov, V.

V. Petrov, V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, in NATO Science for Peace and Security Series—B: Physics and Biophysics, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh and I. Sorokina, eds. (Springer, 2008), pp. 105–147.

Badikov, V. V.

V. V. Badikov, N. V. Kuzmin, V. B. Laptev, A. L. Malinovsky, K. V. Mitin, G. S. Nazarov, E. A. Ryabov, A. M. Seryogin, and N. I. Shchebetova, Quantum Electron. 34, 451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, P. S. Blinov, A. A. Kosterev, V. S. Letokhov, A. L. Malinovsky, and E. A. Ryabov, Quantum Electron. 27, 523 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Banfi, G. P.

Bareika, B.

B. Bareika, G. Dikchyus, E. D. Isyanova, A. Piskarskas, and V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 6, 301 (1980).

Baudisch, M.

Biegert, J.

Blinov, P. S.

V. V. Badikov, P. S. Blinov, A. A. Kosterev, V. S. Letokhov, A. L. Malinovsky, and E. A. Ryabov, Quantum Electron. 27, 523 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Brandt, G.

T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, P. Koidl, and G. Brandt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 383 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Carrá, L.

Carrà, L.

Chaitanya Kumar, S.

Chalus, O.

Danielius, R.

Di Trapani, P.

Dikchyus, G.

B. Bareika, G. Dikchyus, E. D. Isyanova, A. Piskarskas, and V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 6, 301 (1980).

Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

Elsaesser, T.

T. Elsaesser, H. Lobentanzer, and A. Seilmeier, Opt. Commun. 52, 355 (1985).
[CrossRef]

T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, P. Koidl, and G. Brandt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 383 (1984).
[CrossRef]

T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, and W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 44, 293 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Iskhakova, L. D.

V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, A. I. Zagumennyi, F. Rotermund, F. Noack, K. Miyata, L. D. Iskhakova, and A. F. Zerrouk, Laser Phys. 21, 774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Isyanova, E. D.

B. Bareika, G. Dikchyus, E. D. Isyanova, A. Piskarskas, and V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 6, 301 (1980).

Jelínek, M.

Kaiser, W.

T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, P. Koidl, and G. Brandt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 383 (1984).
[CrossRef]

T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, and W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 44, 293 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Koidl, P.

T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, P. Koidl, and G. Brandt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 383 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Kosterev, A. A.

V. V. Badikov, P. S. Blinov, A. A. Kosterev, V. S. Letokhov, A. L. Malinovsky, and E. A. Ryabov, Quantum Electron. 27, 523 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kubecek, V.

Kuzmin, N. V.

V. V. Badikov, N. V. Kuzmin, V. B. Laptev, A. L. Malinovsky, K. V. Mitin, G. S. Nazarov, E. A. Ryabov, A. M. Seryogin, and N. I. Shchebetova, Quantum Electron. 34, 451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Laptev, V. B.

V. V. Badikov, N. V. Kuzmin, V. B. Laptev, A. L. Malinovsky, K. V. Mitin, G. S. Nazarov, E. A. Ryabov, A. M. Seryogin, and N. I. Shchebetova, Quantum Electron. 34, 451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Letokhov, V. S.

V. V. Badikov, P. S. Blinov, A. A. Kosterev, V. S. Letokhov, A. L. Malinovsky, and E. A. Ryabov, Quantum Electron. 27, 523 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lobentanzer, H.

T. Elsaesser, H. Lobentanzer, and A. Seilmeier, Opt. Commun. 52, 355 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Malinovsky, A. L.

V. V. Badikov, N. V. Kuzmin, V. B. Laptev, A. L. Malinovsky, K. V. Mitin, G. S. Nazarov, E. A. Ryabov, A. M. Seryogin, and N. I. Shchebetova, Quantum Electron. 34, 451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, P. S. Blinov, A. A. Kosterev, V. S. Letokhov, A. L. Malinovsky, and E. A. Ryabov, Quantum Electron. 27, 523 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Marchev, G.

G. Marchev, F. Pirzio, R. Piccoli, A. Agnesi, G. Reali, P. G. Schunemann, K. T. Zawilski, A. Tyazhev, and V. Petrov, Opt. Lett. 38, 3344 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, A. I. Zagumennyi, F. Rotermund, F. Noack, K. Miyata, L. D. Iskhakova, and A. F. Zerrouk, Laser Phys. 21, 774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Mitin, K. V.

V. V. Badikov, N. V. Kuzmin, V. B. Laptev, A. L. Malinovsky, K. V. Mitin, G. S. Nazarov, E. A. Ryabov, A. M. Seryogin, and N. I. Shchebetova, Quantum Electron. 34, 451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Miyata, K.

V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, A. I. Zagumennyi, F. Rotermund, F. Noack, K. Miyata, L. D. Iskhakova, and A. F. Zerrouk, Laser Phys. 21, 774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Nazarov, G. S.

V. V. Badikov, N. V. Kuzmin, V. B. Laptev, A. L. Malinovsky, K. V. Mitin, G. S. Nazarov, E. A. Ryabov, A. M. Seryogin, and N. I. Shchebetova, Quantum Electron. 34, 451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Noack, F.

V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, A. I. Zagumennyi, F. Rotermund, F. Noack, K. Miyata, L. D. Iskhakova, and A. F. Zerrouk, Laser Phys. 21, 774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Panyutin, V.

V. Petrov, V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, in NATO Science for Peace and Security Series—B: Physics and Biophysics, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh and I. Sorokina, eds. (Springer, 2008), pp. 105–147.

Panyutin, V. L.

V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, A. I. Zagumennyi, F. Rotermund, F. Noack, K. Miyata, L. D. Iskhakova, and A. F. Zerrouk, Laser Phys. 21, 774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, V.

G. Marchev, F. Pirzio, R. Piccoli, A. Agnesi, G. Reali, P. G. Schunemann, K. T. Zawilski, A. Tyazhev, and V. Petrov, Opt. Lett. 38, 3344 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, A. I. Zagumennyi, F. Rotermund, F. Noack, K. Miyata, L. D. Iskhakova, and A. F. Zerrouk, Laser Phys. 21, 774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, “Frequency down-conversion of solid-state laser sources to the mid-infrared spectral range using non-oxide nonlinear crystals,” Prog. Quantum Electron. (to be published).

V. Petrov, V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, in NATO Science for Peace and Security Series—B: Physics and Biophysics, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh and I. Sorokina, eds. (Springer, 2008), pp. 105–147.

Piccoli, R.

Pirzio, F.

Piskarskas, A.

Reali, G.

Righini, R.

Rotermund, F.

V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, A. I. Zagumennyi, F. Rotermund, F. Noack, K. Miyata, L. D. Iskhakova, and A. F. Zerrouk, Laser Phys. 21, 774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ryabov, E. A.

V. V. Badikov, N. V. Kuzmin, V. B. Laptev, A. L. Malinovsky, K. V. Mitin, G. S. Nazarov, E. A. Ryabov, A. M. Seryogin, and N. I. Shchebetova, Quantum Electron. 34, 451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, P. S. Blinov, A. A. Kosterev, V. S. Letokhov, A. L. Malinovsky, and E. A. Ryabov, Quantum Electron. 27, 523 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Schunemann, P. G.

Seilmeier, A.

T. Elsaesser, H. Lobentanzer, and A. Seilmeier, Opt. Commun. 52, 355 (1985).
[CrossRef]

T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, P. Koidl, and G. Brandt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 383 (1984).
[CrossRef]

T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, and W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 44, 293 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Seryogin, A. M.

V. V. Badikov, N. V. Kuzmin, V. B. Laptev, A. L. Malinovsky, K. V. Mitin, G. S. Nazarov, E. A. Ryabov, A. M. Seryogin, and N. I. Shchebetova, Quantum Electron. 34, 451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Shchebetova, N. I.

V. V. Badikov, N. V. Kuzmin, V. B. Laptev, A. L. Malinovsky, K. V. Mitin, G. S. Nazarov, E. A. Ryabov, A. M. Seryogin, and N. I. Shchebetova, Quantum Electron. 34, 451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sirutkaitis, V.

B. Bareika, G. Dikchyus, E. D. Isyanova, A. Piskarskas, and V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 6, 301 (1980).

Stabinis, A.

Tyazhev, A.

G. Marchev, F. Pirzio, R. Piccoli, A. Agnesi, G. Reali, P. G. Schunemann, K. T. Zawilski, A. Tyazhev, and V. Petrov, Opt. Lett. 38, 3344 (2013).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, A. I. Zagumennyi, F. Rotermund, F. Noack, K. Miyata, L. D. Iskhakova, and A. F. Zerrouk, Laser Phys. 21, 774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zagumennyi, A. I.

V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, A. I. Zagumennyi, F. Rotermund, F. Noack, K. Miyata, L. D. Iskhakova, and A. F. Zerrouk, Laser Phys. 21, 774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zawilski, K. T.

Zerrouk, A. F.

V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, A. I. Zagumennyi, F. Rotermund, F. Noack, K. Miyata, L. D. Iskhakova, and A. F. Zerrouk, Laser Phys. 21, 774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, W. Kaiser, P. Koidl, and G. Brandt, Appl. Phys. Lett. 44, 383 (1984).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (3)

Laser Phys. (1)

V. Petrov, V. L. Panyutin, A. Tyazhev, G. Marchev, A. I. Zagumennyi, F. Rotermund, F. Noack, K. Miyata, L. D. Iskhakova, and A. F. Zerrouk, Laser Phys. 21, 774 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

T. Elsaesser, H. Lobentanzer, and A. Seilmeier, Opt. Commun. 52, 355 (1985).
[CrossRef]

T. Elsaesser, A. Seilmeier, and W. Kaiser, Opt. Commun. 44, 293 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Quantum Electron. (2)

V. V. Badikov, N. V. Kuzmin, V. B. Laptev, A. L. Malinovsky, K. V. Mitin, G. S. Nazarov, E. A. Ryabov, A. M. Seryogin, and N. I. Shchebetova, Quantum Electron. 34, 451 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. V. Badikov, P. S. Blinov, A. A. Kosterev, V. S. Letokhov, A. L. Malinovsky, and E. A. Ryabov, Quantum Electron. 27, 523 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. (1)

B. Bareika, G. Dikchyus, E. D. Isyanova, A. Piskarskas, and V. Sirutkaitis, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 6, 301 (1980).

Other (2)

V. Petrov, “Frequency down-conversion of solid-state laser sources to the mid-infrared spectral range using non-oxide nonlinear crystals,” Prog. Quantum Electron. (to be published).

V. Petrov, V. Badikov, and V. Panyutin, in NATO Science for Peace and Security Series—B: Physics and Biophysics, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh and I. Sorokina, eds. (Springer, 2008), pp. 105–147.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the seeded HGS OPA. DM, dichroic mirror highly reflecting (HR) at 32° angle of incidence for signal and highly transmitting (HT) for pump; f1, f=150mm spherical lens; f2, f=50mm spherical lens; f3, f=30mm cylindrical lens; all lenses are AR-coated for pump and signal wavelengths.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Signal (blue circles) and idler (red triangles) wavelength versus internal PM angle. Solid lines of the same color represent calculated tuning curves. Inset, average signal (blue circles) and idler (red triangles) output power versus wavelength.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Signal at 1.29 μm (circles) and idler at 6.1 μm (triangles) average output power in OPG (red) and seeded-OPA (blue) regime versus incident pump power. Inset shows the signal gain versus incident pump power.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Signal spectra in seeded-OPA (blue, narrow bandwidth) and OPG (red, wider bandwidth) regime. Inset shows autocorrelation traces when seed is on/off.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Idler spectra in seeded-OPA (blue) and OPG (red) regime. Inset shows autocorrelation traces when seed is on/off.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Signal (inset) and idler beam quality in the HGS critical plane for OPG (blue squares and curves) and seeded-OPA (red circles and curves) operation.

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