Abstract

A comparative study of picosecond mid-IR difference frequency generation in a wide wavelength range of 4.6-10.8 µm in a simple down-converter based on the 8-mm long, high-damage-threshold crystals of LiGaS2 or LiGaSe2 under the 5-mJ, 20-ps, 1.064-µm Nd:YAG laser pumping and the single-pass crystalline (CaCO3, BaWO4, CVD-diamond) Raman laser seeding was presented. 10-µJ-level, narrowband (<2 cm−1) generation at discrete wavelengths of 4.6, 5.4, 7.5, and 9.2 µm with the optical frequencies equal to the vibrational Raman frequency or its second harmonic of various crystalline Raman seeders was demonstrated. Optimization of the pump spot and mode-matching between the pump and signal spots allowed to increase the output pulse energy up to 50 µJ in the case of LiGaSe2.

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2017 (1)

2016 (3)

L. I. Isaenko and A. P. Yelisseyev, “Recent studies of nonlinear chalcogenide crystals for the mid-IR,” Semicond. Sci. Technol. 31(12), 123001 (2016).
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S. N. Smetanin, “Determination of the stimulated Raman scattering threshold for a pump pulse of arbitrary width,” Opt. Spectrosc. 121(3), 395–404 (2016).
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2015 (3)

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2014 (3)

2013 (2)

A. Tyazhev, V. N. Vedenyapin, G. Marchev, L. I. Isaenko, D. Kolker, S. Lobanov, V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, M. Starikova, and J. J. Zondy, “Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2,” Opt. Mater. 35(8), 1612–1615 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. G. Savitski, S. Reilly, and A. J. Kemp, “Steady-state Raman gain in diamond as a function of pump wavelength,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 49(2), 218–223 (2013).
[Crossref]

2012 (1)

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2009 (1)

2008 (1)

2006 (1)

L. I. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, “Ternary chalcogenides LiBC2 (B = In, Ga; C = S, Se, Te) for mid-IR nonlinear optics,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352(23-25), 2439–2443 (2006).
[Crossref]

2005 (1)

L. I. Isaenko, I. Vasilyeva, A. Merkulov, A. Yelisseyev, and S. Lobanov, “Growth of new nonlinear crystals LiMX2 (M = Al, In, Ga; X = S, Se, Te) for the mid-IR optics,” J. Cryst. Growth 275(1-2), 217–223 (2005).
[Crossref]

2004 (3)

V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, A. Titov, and J. J. Zondy, “Second harmonic generation and optical parametric amplification in the mid-IR with orthorhombic biaxial crystals LiGaS2 and LiGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. B 78(5), 543–546 (2004).
[Crossref]

S. Fossier, S. Salaün, J. Mangin, O. Bidault, I. Thénot, J. J. Zondy, W. Chen, F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, P. Petrov, J. Henningsen, A. Yelisseyev, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, O. Balachninaite, G. Slekys, and V. Sirutkaitis, “Optical, vibrational, thermal, electrical, damage and phase-matching properties of lithium thioindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21(11), 1981–2007 (2004).
[Crossref]

P. Černý, H. Jelínková, P. G. Zverev, and T. T. Basiev, “Solid state lasers with Raman frequency conversion,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 28(2), 113–143 (2004).
[Crossref]

1999 (1)

K. L. Vodopyanov, J. P. Maffetone, I. Zwieback, and W. Ruderman, “AgGaS2 optical parametric oscillator continuously tunable from 3.9 to 11.3 µm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 75(9), 1204–1206 (1999).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, “Parametric generation of 1-ps pulses between 5 and 11 µm with a ZnGeP2 crystal,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(10), 1749–1755 (1997).
[Crossref]

1993 (1)

H. J. Krause and W. Daum, “High-Power Source of Coherent Picosecond Light Pulses Tunable from 0.41 to 12.9 µm,” Appl. Phys. B 56(1), 8–13 (1993).
[Crossref]

Babzien, M.

Balachninaite, O.

Basiev, T. T.

P. Černý, H. Jelínková, P. G. Zverev, and T. T. Basiev, “Solid state lasers with Raman frequency conversion,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 28(2), 113–143 (2004).
[Crossref]

Baudisch, M.

Beutler, M.

Bidault, O.

Biegert, J.

Boyko, A.

V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Boyko, D. Kolker, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, N. Kostyukova, A. Yelisseyev, J. J. Zondy, and V. Petrov, “LiGaSe2 optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(11), 115401 (2016).
[Crossref]

Büttner, E.

Cecchet, F.

Cerný, P.

P. Černý, H. Jelínková, P. G. Zverev, and T. T. Basiev, “Solid state lasers with Raman frequency conversion,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 28(2), 113–143 (2004).
[Crossref]

Chaitanya Kumar, S.

Chen, W.

Daum, W.

H. J. Krause and W. Daum, “High-Power Source of Coherent Picosecond Light Pulses Tunable from 0.41 to 12.9 µm,” Appl. Phys. B 56(1), 8–13 (1993).
[Crossref]

Doroshenko, M. E.

S. N. Smetanin, M. E. Doroshenko, L. Ivleva, M. Jelínek, V. Kubeček, and H. Jelínková, “Low-threshold parametric Raman generation of high-order Raman components in crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 117(1), 225–234 (2014).
[Crossref]

Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

Fossier, S.

Guyer, D. R.

Henningsen, J.

Holinga, G. J.

Isaenko, L. I.

K. Kato, K. Miyata, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, V. N. Vedenyapin, and V. Petrov, “Phase-matching properties of LiGaS2 in the 1.025–10.5910 µm spectral range,” Opt. Lett. 42(21), 4363–4366 (2017).
[Crossref]

L. I. Isaenko and A. P. Yelisseyev, “Recent studies of nonlinear chalcogenide crystals for the mid-IR,” Semicond. Sci. Technol. 31(12), 123001 (2016).
[Crossref]

V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Boyko, D. Kolker, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, N. Kostyukova, A. Yelisseyev, J. J. Zondy, and V. Petrov, “LiGaSe2 optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(11), 115401 (2016).
[Crossref]

M. Beutler, I. Rimke, E. Büttner, V. Petrov, and L. I. Isaenko, “Difference-frequency generation of fs and ps mid-IR pulses in LiInSe2 based on Yb-fiber laser pump sources,” Opt. Lett. 39(15), 4353–4355 (2014).
[Crossref]

A. Tyazhev, V. N. Vedenyapin, G. Marchev, L. I. Isaenko, D. Kolker, S. Lobanov, V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, M. Starikova, and J. J. Zondy, “Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2,” Opt. Mater. 35(8), 1612–1615 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, J. J. Zondy, O. Bidault, L. I. Isaenko, V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Yelisseyev, W. Chen, A. Tyazhev, S. Lobanov, G. Marchev, and D. Kolker, “Optical, thermal, electrical, damage, and phase-matching properties of lithium selenoindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(9), 1902–1927 (2010).
[Crossref]

L. I. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, “Ternary chalcogenides LiBC2 (B = In, Ga; C = S, Se, Te) for mid-IR nonlinear optics,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352(23-25), 2439–2443 (2006).
[Crossref]

L. I. Isaenko, I. Vasilyeva, A. Merkulov, A. Yelisseyev, and S. Lobanov, “Growth of new nonlinear crystals LiMX2 (M = Al, In, Ga; X = S, Se, Te) for the mid-IR optics,” J. Cryst. Growth 275(1-2), 217–223 (2005).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, A. Titov, and J. J. Zondy, “Second harmonic generation and optical parametric amplification in the mid-IR with orthorhombic biaxial crystals LiGaS2 and LiGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. B 78(5), 543–546 (2004).
[Crossref]

S. Fossier, S. Salaün, J. Mangin, O. Bidault, I. Thénot, J. J. Zondy, W. Chen, F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, P. Petrov, J. Henningsen, A. Yelisseyev, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, O. Balachninaite, G. Slekys, and V. Sirutkaitis, “Optical, vibrational, thermal, electrical, damage and phase-matching properties of lithium thioindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21(11), 1981–2007 (2004).
[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, M. Jelínek, A. F. Kurus, L. I. Isaenko, and V. Kubeček, “Difference-frequency generation at 9.2 & 4.6 µm in LiGaS2 pumped by a 20-picosecond Nd:YAG/CaCO3 Raman laser,” IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO-PR, Hong Kong), W3A.52 (2018).

Ivleva, L.

S. N. Smetanin, M. E. Doroshenko, L. Ivleva, M. Jelínek, V. Kubeček, and H. Jelínková, “Low-threshold parametric Raman generation of high-order Raman components in crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 117(1), 225–234 (2014).
[Crossref]

Jelinek, M.

Jelínek, M.

S. N. Smetanin, M. Jelínek, D. P. Tereshchenko, and V. Kubeček, “Extracavity pumped parametric Raman nanosecond crystalline anti-Stokes laser at 954 nm with collinear orthogonally polarized beam interaction at tangential phase matching,” Opt. Express 26(18), 22637–22649 (2018).
[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, M. Jelínek, V. Kubeček, and H. Jelínková, “Low-threshold collinear parametric Raman comb generation in calcite under 532 and 1064 nm picosecond laser pumping,” Laser Phys. Lett. 12(9), 095403 (2015).
[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, M. E. Doroshenko, L. Ivleva, M. Jelínek, V. Kubeček, and H. Jelínková, “Low-threshold parametric Raman generation of high-order Raman components in crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 117(1), 225–234 (2014).
[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, M. Jelínek, A. F. Kurus, L. I. Isaenko, and V. Kubeček, “Difference-frequency generation at 9.2 & 4.6 µm in LiGaS2 pumped by a 20-picosecond Nd:YAG/CaCO3 Raman laser,” IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO-PR, Hong Kong), W3A.52 (2018).

Jelínková, H.

S. N. Smetanin, M. Jelínek, V. Kubeček, and H. Jelínková, “Low-threshold collinear parametric Raman comb generation in calcite under 532 and 1064 nm picosecond laser pumping,” Laser Phys. Lett. 12(9), 095403 (2015).
[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, M. E. Doroshenko, L. Ivleva, M. Jelínek, V. Kubeček, and H. Jelínková, “Low-threshold parametric Raman generation of high-order Raman components in crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 117(1), 225–234 (2014).
[Crossref]

P. Černý, H. Jelínková, P. G. Zverev, and T. T. Basiev, “Solid state lasers with Raman frequency conversion,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 28(2), 113–143 (2004).
[Crossref]

Joshi, C.

Kato, K.

Kemp, A. J.

V. G. Savitski, S. Reilly, and A. J. Kemp, “Steady-state Raman gain in diamond as a function of pump wavelength,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 49(2), 218–223 (2013).
[Crossref]

Kolker, D.

V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Boyko, D. Kolker, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, N. Kostyukova, A. Yelisseyev, J. J. Zondy, and V. Petrov, “LiGaSe2 optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(11), 115401 (2016).
[Crossref]

A. Tyazhev, V. N. Vedenyapin, G. Marchev, L. I. Isaenko, D. Kolker, S. Lobanov, V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, M. Starikova, and J. J. Zondy, “Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2,” Opt. Mater. 35(8), 1612–1615 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, J. J. Zondy, O. Bidault, L. I. Isaenko, V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Yelisseyev, W. Chen, A. Tyazhev, S. Lobanov, G. Marchev, and D. Kolker, “Optical, thermal, electrical, damage, and phase-matching properties of lithium selenoindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(9), 1902–1927 (2010).
[Crossref]

Kostyukova, N.

V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Boyko, D. Kolker, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, N. Kostyukova, A. Yelisseyev, J. J. Zondy, and V. Petrov, “LiGaSe2 optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(11), 115401 (2016).
[Crossref]

Krause, H. J.

H. J. Krause and W. Daum, “High-Power Source of Coherent Picosecond Light Pulses Tunable from 0.41 to 12.9 µm,” Appl. Phys. B 56(1), 8–13 (1993).
[Crossref]

Krinitsin, P.

L. I. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, “Ternary chalcogenides LiBC2 (B = In, Ga; C = S, Se, Te) for mid-IR nonlinear optics,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352(23-25), 2439–2443 (2006).
[Crossref]

Kubecek, V.

S. N. Smetanin, M. Jelínek, D. P. Tereshchenko, and V. Kubeček, “Extracavity pumped parametric Raman nanosecond crystalline anti-Stokes laser at 954 nm with collinear orthogonally polarized beam interaction at tangential phase matching,” Opt. Express 26(18), 22637–22649 (2018).
[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, M. Jelínek, V. Kubeček, and H. Jelínková, “Low-threshold collinear parametric Raman comb generation in calcite under 532 and 1064 nm picosecond laser pumping,” Laser Phys. Lett. 12(9), 095403 (2015).
[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, M. E. Doroshenko, L. Ivleva, M. Jelínek, V. Kubeček, and H. Jelínková, “Low-threshold parametric Raman generation of high-order Raman components in crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 117(1), 225–234 (2014).
[Crossref]

S. Chaitanya Kumar, M. Jelinek, M. Baudisch, K. T. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, V. Kubeček, J. Biegert, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Tunable, high-energy, mid-infrared, picosecond optical parametric generator based on CdSiP2,” Opt. Express 20(14), 15703–15709 (2012).
[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, M. Jelínek, A. F. Kurus, L. I. Isaenko, and V. Kubeček, “Difference-frequency generation at 9.2 & 4.6 µm in LiGaS2 pumped by a 20-picosecond Nd:YAG/CaCO3 Raman laser,” IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO-PR, Hong Kong), W3A.52 (2018).

Kurus, A. F.

S. N. Smetanin, M. Jelínek, A. F. Kurus, L. I. Isaenko, and V. Kubeček, “Difference-frequency generation at 9.2 & 4.6 µm in LiGaS2 pumped by a 20-picosecond Nd:YAG/CaCO3 Raman laser,” IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO-PR, Hong Kong), W3A.52 (2018).

Lin, J.

Lobanov, S.

K. Kato, K. Miyata, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, V. N. Vedenyapin, and V. Petrov, “Phase-matching properties of LiGaS2 in the 1.025–10.5910 µm spectral range,” Opt. Lett. 42(21), 4363–4366 (2017).
[Crossref]

V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Boyko, D. Kolker, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, N. Kostyukova, A. Yelisseyev, J. J. Zondy, and V. Petrov, “LiGaSe2 optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(11), 115401 (2016).
[Crossref]

A. Tyazhev, V. N. Vedenyapin, G. Marchev, L. I. Isaenko, D. Kolker, S. Lobanov, V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, M. Starikova, and J. J. Zondy, “Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2,” Opt. Mater. 35(8), 1612–1615 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, J. J. Zondy, O. Bidault, L. I. Isaenko, V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Yelisseyev, W. Chen, A. Tyazhev, S. Lobanov, G. Marchev, and D. Kolker, “Optical, thermal, electrical, damage, and phase-matching properties of lithium selenoindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(9), 1902–1927 (2010).
[Crossref]

L. I. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, “Ternary chalcogenides LiBC2 (B = In, Ga; C = S, Se, Te) for mid-IR nonlinear optics,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352(23-25), 2439–2443 (2006).
[Crossref]

L. I. Isaenko, I. Vasilyeva, A. Merkulov, A. Yelisseyev, and S. Lobanov, “Growth of new nonlinear crystals LiMX2 (M = Al, In, Ga; X = S, Se, Te) for the mid-IR optics,” J. Cryst. Growth 275(1-2), 217–223 (2005).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, A. Titov, and J. J. Zondy, “Second harmonic generation and optical parametric amplification in the mid-IR with orthorhombic biaxial crystals LiGaS2 and LiGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. B 78(5), 543–546 (2004).
[Crossref]

S. Fossier, S. Salaün, J. Mangin, O. Bidault, I. Thénot, J. J. Zondy, W. Chen, F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, P. Petrov, J. Henningsen, A. Yelisseyev, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, O. Balachninaite, G. Slekys, and V. Sirutkaitis, “Optical, vibrational, thermal, electrical, damage and phase-matching properties of lithium thioindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21(11), 1981–2007 (2004).
[Crossref]

Maffetone, J. P.

K. L. Vodopyanov, J. P. Maffetone, I. Zwieback, and W. Ruderman, “AgGaS2 optical parametric oscillator continuously tunable from 3.9 to 11.3 µm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 75(9), 1204–1206 (1999).
[Crossref]

Mangin, J.

Marchev, G.

A. Tyazhev, V. N. Vedenyapin, G. Marchev, L. I. Isaenko, D. Kolker, S. Lobanov, V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, M. Starikova, and J. J. Zondy, “Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2,” Opt. Mater. 35(8), 1612–1615 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, J. J. Zondy, O. Bidault, L. I. Isaenko, V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Yelisseyev, W. Chen, A. Tyazhev, S. Lobanov, G. Marchev, and D. Kolker, “Optical, thermal, electrical, damage, and phase-matching properties of lithium selenoindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(9), 1902–1927 (2010).
[Crossref]

McCrea, K. R.

Merkulov, A.

L. I. Isaenko, I. Vasilyeva, A. Merkulov, A. Yelisseyev, and S. Lobanov, “Growth of new nonlinear crystals LiMX2 (M = Al, In, Ga; X = S, Se, Te) for the mid-IR optics,” J. Cryst. Growth 275(1-2), 217–223 (2005).
[Crossref]

Mildren, R. P.

Miyata, K.

Murtagh, M.

Peremans, A.

Petrov, P.

Petrov, V.

K. Kato, K. Miyata, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, V. N. Vedenyapin, and V. Petrov, “Phase-matching properties of LiGaS2 in the 1.025–10.5910 µm spectral range,” Opt. Lett. 42(21), 4363–4366 (2017).
[Crossref]

V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Boyko, D. Kolker, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, N. Kostyukova, A. Yelisseyev, J. J. Zondy, and V. Petrov, “LiGaSe2 optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(11), 115401 (2016).
[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. 42, 1–106 (2015).
[Crossref]

M. Beutler, I. Rimke, E. Büttner, V. Petrov, and L. I. Isaenko, “Difference-frequency generation of fs and ps mid-IR pulses in LiInSe2 based on Yb-fiber laser pump sources,” Opt. Lett. 39(15), 4353–4355 (2014).
[Crossref]

A. Tyazhev, V. N. Vedenyapin, G. Marchev, L. I. Isaenko, D. Kolker, S. Lobanov, V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, M. Starikova, and J. J. Zondy, “Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2,” Opt. Mater. 35(8), 1612–1615 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, J. J. Zondy, O. Bidault, L. I. Isaenko, V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Yelisseyev, W. Chen, A. Tyazhev, S. Lobanov, G. Marchev, and D. Kolker, “Optical, thermal, electrical, damage, and phase-matching properties of lithium selenoindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(9), 1902–1927 (2010).
[Crossref]

A. Peremans, F. Cecchet, P. G. Schunemann, K. T. Zawilski, and V. Petrov, “Noncritical singly resonant synchronously pumped OPO for generation of picosecond pulses in the mid-infrared near 6.4 µm,” Opt. Lett. 34(20), 3053–3055 (2009).
[Crossref]

L. I. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, “Ternary chalcogenides LiBC2 (B = In, Ga; C = S, Se, Te) for mid-IR nonlinear optics,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352(23-25), 2439–2443 (2006).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, A. Titov, and J. J. Zondy, “Second harmonic generation and optical parametric amplification in the mid-IR with orthorhombic biaxial crystals LiGaS2 and LiGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. B 78(5), 543–546 (2004).
[Crossref]

S. Fossier, S. Salaün, J. Mangin, O. Bidault, I. Thénot, J. J. Zondy, W. Chen, F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, P. Petrov, J. Henningsen, A. Yelisseyev, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, O. Balachninaite, G. Slekys, and V. Sirutkaitis, “Optical, vibrational, thermal, electrical, damage and phase-matching properties of lithium thioindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21(11), 1981–2007 (2004).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, “Parametric generation of 1-ps pulses between 5 and 11 µm with a ZnGeP2 crystal,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(10), 1749–1755 (1997).
[Crossref]

Pigeon, J. J.

Pogorelsky, I. V.

Polyanskiy, M. N.

Reilly, S.

V. G. Savitski, S. Reilly, and A. J. Kemp, “Steady-state Raman gain in diamond as a function of pump wavelength,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 49(2), 218–223 (2013).
[Crossref]

Rimke, I.

Rotermund, F.

Ruderman, W.

K. L. Vodopyanov, J. P. Maffetone, I. Zwieback, and W. Ruderman, “AgGaS2 optical parametric oscillator continuously tunable from 3.9 to 11.3 µm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 75(9), 1204–1206 (1999).
[Crossref]

Salaün, S.

Savitski, V. G.

V. G. Savitski, S. Reilly, and A. J. Kemp, “Steady-state Raman gain in diamond as a function of pump wavelength,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 49(2), 218–223 (2013).
[Crossref]

Schunemann, P. G.

Sirutkaitis, V.

Slekys, G.

Smetanin, S. N.

S. N. Smetanin, M. Jelínek, D. P. Tereshchenko, and V. Kubeček, “Extracavity pumped parametric Raman nanosecond crystalline anti-Stokes laser at 954 nm with collinear orthogonally polarized beam interaction at tangential phase matching,” Opt. Express 26(18), 22637–22649 (2018).
[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, “Determination of the stimulated Raman scattering threshold for a pump pulse of arbitrary width,” Opt. Spectrosc. 121(3), 395–404 (2016).
[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, M. Jelínek, V. Kubeček, and H. Jelínková, “Low-threshold collinear parametric Raman comb generation in calcite under 532 and 1064 nm picosecond laser pumping,” Laser Phys. Lett. 12(9), 095403 (2015).
[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, M. E. Doroshenko, L. Ivleva, M. Jelínek, V. Kubeček, and H. Jelínková, “Low-threshold parametric Raman generation of high-order Raman components in crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 117(1), 225–234 (2014).
[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, M. Jelínek, A. F. Kurus, L. I. Isaenko, and V. Kubeček, “Difference-frequency generation at 9.2 & 4.6 µm in LiGaS2 pumped by a 20-picosecond Nd:YAG/CaCO3 Raman laser,” IEEE Xplore Digital Library, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO-PR, Hong Kong), W3A.52 (2018).

Somorjai, G. A.

Spence, D. J.

Starikova, M.

A. Tyazhev, V. N. Vedenyapin, G. Marchev, L. I. Isaenko, D. Kolker, S. Lobanov, V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, M. Starikova, and J. J. Zondy, “Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2,” Opt. Mater. 35(8), 1612–1615 (2013).
[Crossref]

Suzuki, T.

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, “Parametric generation of 1-ps pulses between 5 and 11 µm with a ZnGeP2 crystal,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(10), 1749–1755 (1997).
[Crossref]

Tanaka, Y.

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, “Parametric generation of 1-ps pulses between 5 and 11 µm with a ZnGeP2 crystal,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(10), 1749–1755 (1997).
[Crossref]

Tereshchenko, D. P.

Thénot, I.

Titov, A.

V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, A. Titov, and J. J. Zondy, “Second harmonic generation and optical parametric amplification in the mid-IR with orthorhombic biaxial crystals LiGaS2 and LiGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. B 78(5), 543–546 (2004).
[Crossref]

Tochitsky, S. Y.

Tyazhev, A.

A. Tyazhev, V. N. Vedenyapin, G. Marchev, L. I. Isaenko, D. Kolker, S. Lobanov, V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, M. Starikova, and J. J. Zondy, “Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2,” Opt. Mater. 35(8), 1612–1615 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, J. J. Zondy, O. Bidault, L. I. Isaenko, V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Yelisseyev, W. Chen, A. Tyazhev, S. Lobanov, G. Marchev, and D. Kolker, “Optical, thermal, electrical, damage, and phase-matching properties of lithium selenoindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(9), 1902–1927 (2010).
[Crossref]

Vasilyeva, I.

L. I. Isaenko, I. Vasilyeva, A. Merkulov, A. Yelisseyev, and S. Lobanov, “Growth of new nonlinear crystals LiMX2 (M = Al, In, Ga; X = S, Se, Te) for the mid-IR optics,” J. Cryst. Growth 275(1-2), 217–223 (2005).
[Crossref]

Vedenyapin, V. N.

K. Kato, K. Miyata, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, V. N. Vedenyapin, and V. Petrov, “Phase-matching properties of LiGaS2 in the 1.025–10.5910 µm spectral range,” Opt. Lett. 42(21), 4363–4366 (2017).
[Crossref]

V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Boyko, D. Kolker, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, N. Kostyukova, A. Yelisseyev, J. J. Zondy, and V. Petrov, “LiGaSe2 optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(11), 115401 (2016).
[Crossref]

A. Tyazhev, V. N. Vedenyapin, G. Marchev, L. I. Isaenko, D. Kolker, S. Lobanov, V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, M. Starikova, and J. J. Zondy, “Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2,” Opt. Mater. 35(8), 1612–1615 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, J. J. Zondy, O. Bidault, L. I. Isaenko, V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Yelisseyev, W. Chen, A. Tyazhev, S. Lobanov, G. Marchev, and D. Kolker, “Optical, thermal, electrical, damage, and phase-matching properties of lithium selenoindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(9), 1902–1927 (2010).
[Crossref]

Vodopyanov, K. L.

K. L. Vodopyanov, J. P. Maffetone, I. Zwieback, and W. Ruderman, “AgGaS2 optical parametric oscillator continuously tunable from 3.9 to 11.3 µm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 75(9), 1204–1206 (1999).
[Crossref]

Ward, R. S.

Welch, E. C.

Yelisseyev, A.

V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Boyko, D. Kolker, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, N. Kostyukova, A. Yelisseyev, J. J. Zondy, and V. Petrov, “LiGaSe2 optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(11), 115401 (2016).
[Crossref]

A. Tyazhev, V. N. Vedenyapin, G. Marchev, L. I. Isaenko, D. Kolker, S. Lobanov, V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, M. Starikova, and J. J. Zondy, “Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2,” Opt. Mater. 35(8), 1612–1615 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, J. J. Zondy, O. Bidault, L. I. Isaenko, V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Yelisseyev, W. Chen, A. Tyazhev, S. Lobanov, G. Marchev, and D. Kolker, “Optical, thermal, electrical, damage, and phase-matching properties of lithium selenoindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(9), 1902–1927 (2010).
[Crossref]

L. I. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, “Ternary chalcogenides LiBC2 (B = In, Ga; C = S, Se, Te) for mid-IR nonlinear optics,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352(23-25), 2439–2443 (2006).
[Crossref]

L. I. Isaenko, I. Vasilyeva, A. Merkulov, A. Yelisseyev, and S. Lobanov, “Growth of new nonlinear crystals LiMX2 (M = Al, In, Ga; X = S, Se, Te) for the mid-IR optics,” J. Cryst. Growth 275(1-2), 217–223 (2005).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, A. Titov, and J. J. Zondy, “Second harmonic generation and optical parametric amplification in the mid-IR with orthorhombic biaxial crystals LiGaS2 and LiGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. B 78(5), 543–546 (2004).
[Crossref]

S. Fossier, S. Salaün, J. Mangin, O. Bidault, I. Thénot, J. J. Zondy, W. Chen, F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, P. Petrov, J. Henningsen, A. Yelisseyev, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, O. Balachninaite, G. Slekys, and V. Sirutkaitis, “Optical, vibrational, thermal, electrical, damage and phase-matching properties of lithium thioindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21(11), 1981–2007 (2004).
[Crossref]

Yelisseyev, A. P.

L. I. Isaenko and A. P. Yelisseyev, “Recent studies of nonlinear chalcogenide crystals for the mid-IR,” Semicond. Sci. Technol. 31(12), 123001 (2016).
[Crossref]

York, R. L.

Zawilski, K. T.

Zondy, J. J.

V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Boyko, D. Kolker, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, N. Kostyukova, A. Yelisseyev, J. J. Zondy, and V. Petrov, “LiGaSe2 optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(11), 115401 (2016).
[Crossref]

A. Tyazhev, V. N. Vedenyapin, G. Marchev, L. I. Isaenko, D. Kolker, S. Lobanov, V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, M. Starikova, and J. J. Zondy, “Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2,” Opt. Mater. 35(8), 1612–1615 (2013).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, J. J. Zondy, O. Bidault, L. I. Isaenko, V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Yelisseyev, W. Chen, A. Tyazhev, S. Lobanov, G. Marchev, and D. Kolker, “Optical, thermal, electrical, damage, and phase-matching properties of lithium selenoindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(9), 1902–1927 (2010).
[Crossref]

L. I. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, “Ternary chalcogenides LiBC2 (B = In, Ga; C = S, Se, Te) for mid-IR nonlinear optics,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352(23-25), 2439–2443 (2006).
[Crossref]

V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, A. Titov, and J. J. Zondy, “Second harmonic generation and optical parametric amplification in the mid-IR with orthorhombic biaxial crystals LiGaS2 and LiGaSe2,” Appl. Phys. B 78(5), 543–546 (2004).
[Crossref]

S. Fossier, S. Salaün, J. Mangin, O. Bidault, I. Thénot, J. J. Zondy, W. Chen, F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, P. Petrov, J. Henningsen, A. Yelisseyev, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, O. Balachninaite, G. Slekys, and V. Sirutkaitis, “Optical, vibrational, thermal, electrical, damage and phase-matching properties of lithium thioindate,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21(11), 1981–2007 (2004).
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[Crossref]

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K. L. Vodopyanov, J. P. Maffetone, I. Zwieback, and W. Ruderman, “AgGaS2 optical parametric oscillator continuously tunable from 3.9 to 11.3 µm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 75(9), 1204–1206 (1999).
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[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, M. E. Doroshenko, L. Ivleva, M. Jelínek, V. Kubeček, and H. Jelínková, “Low-threshold parametric Raman generation of high-order Raman components in crystals,” Appl. Phys. B 117(1), 225–234 (2014).
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Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

K. L. Vodopyanov, J. P. Maffetone, I. Zwieback, and W. Ruderman, “AgGaS2 optical parametric oscillator continuously tunable from 3.9 to 11.3 µm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 75(9), 1204–1206 (1999).
[Crossref]

Appl. Spectrosc. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

V. Petrov, Y. Tanaka, and T. Suzuki, “Parametric generation of 1-ps pulses between 5 and 11 µm with a ZnGeP2 crystal,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33(10), 1749–1755 (1997).
[Crossref]

V. G. Savitski, S. Reilly, and A. J. Kemp, “Steady-state Raman gain in diamond as a function of pump wavelength,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 49(2), 218–223 (2013).
[Crossref]

J. Cryst. Growth (1)

L. I. Isaenko, I. Vasilyeva, A. Merkulov, A. Yelisseyev, and S. Lobanov, “Growth of new nonlinear crystals LiMX2 (M = Al, In, Ga; X = S, Se, Te) for the mid-IR optics,” J. Cryst. Growth 275(1-2), 217–223 (2005).
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L. I. Isaenko, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, P. Krinitsin, V. Petrov, and J. J. Zondy, “Ternary chalcogenides LiBC2 (B = In, Ga; C = S, Se, Te) for mid-IR nonlinear optics,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 352(23-25), 2439–2443 (2006).
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V. N. Vedenyapin, A. Boyko, D. Kolker, L. I. Isaenko, S. Lobanov, N. Kostyukova, A. Yelisseyev, J. J. Zondy, and V. Petrov, “LiGaSe2 optical parametric oscillator pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser,” Laser Phys. Lett. 13(11), 115401 (2016).
[Crossref]

S. N. Smetanin, M. Jelínek, V. Kubeček, and H. Jelínková, “Low-threshold collinear parametric Raman comb generation in calcite under 532 and 1064 nm picosecond laser pumping,” Laser Phys. Lett. 12(9), 095403 (2015).
[Crossref]

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A. Tyazhev, V. N. Vedenyapin, G. Marchev, L. I. Isaenko, D. Kolker, S. Lobanov, V. Petrov, A. Yelisseyev, M. Starikova, and J. J. Zondy, “Singly-resonant optical parametric oscillation based on the wide band-gap mid-IR nonlinear optical crystal LiGaS2,” Opt. Mater. 35(8), 1612–1615 (2013).
[Crossref]

Opt. Spectrosc. (1)

S. N. Smetanin, “Determination of the stimulated Raman scattering threshold for a pump pulse of arbitrary width,” Opt. Spectrosc. 121(3), 395–404 (2016).
[Crossref]

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P. Černý, H. Jelínková, P. G. Zverev, and T. T. Basiev, “Solid state lasers with Raman frequency conversion,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 28(2), 113–143 (2004).
[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. 42, 1–106 (2015).
[Crossref]

Semicond. Sci. Technol. (1)

L. I. Isaenko and A. P. Yelisseyev, “Recent studies of nonlinear chalcogenide crystals for the mid-IR,” Semicond. Sci. Technol. 31(12), 123001 (2016).
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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1. The experimental setup of the frequency down-converter: λ/2: half-wave plate; M1, M2: concave mirrors, P: total reflection prisms, L1, L2: lenses.
Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. Calculated dependences of the phase-matching angle on the idler wavelength at the 1.064-µm pumping for (a) LiGaSe2 and (b) LiGaS2. The points correspond to various Raman laser seeding wavelengths.
Fig. 3.
Fig. 3. Transmission spectra of 8 mm long, AR-coated LiGaSe2 and LiGaS2 nonlinear crystals. Slight noise at 5.5–7 µm is caused by water vapor. Photos of the AR-coated crystals are presented in insets.
Fig. 4.
Fig. 4. Conversion characteristics into the 4.6 µm idler in the LiGaS2 and LiGaSe2 at the small (350 µm) pump spot and the optimized ratio between the signal and pump energy inputs.
Fig. 5.
Fig. 5. Energy characteristics of idler waves generated by DFG in the LiGaS2 and LiGaSe2.
Fig. 6.
Fig. 6. Spectra of pump, signal and idler waves. Insets: idler beam profiles at respective wavelengths. Intensity of the presented spectra were normalized.

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Table 1. Raman seeder characteristics [2227] together with signal and idler wavelengths summary (g is the Raman gain, νR is the Raman frequency, ΔνR is the Raman mode linewidth, τR = 1/(π·c·ΔνR) is the Raman mode dephasing time).

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g I p t h L 25 ( 1 + 8.2 τ R / τ p ) ,