Abstract

We employ LiInSe2 nonlinear crystal for difference-frequency generation between signal and idler of a synchronously pumped femtosecond optical parametric oscillator at 80 MHz achieving continuous tuning from 4 µm (16.7 mW) to 11.5 µm (2.3 mW).

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  1. A. Lohner, P. Kruck, and W. W. Rühle, “Generation of 200 femtosecond pulses tunable between 2.5 and 5.5 µm,” Appl. Phys. B59(1), 211–213 (1994).
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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  6. V. Petrov, J.-J. Zondy, O. Bidault, L. Isaenko, V. 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. B27(9), 1902–1927 (2010).
    [CrossRef]
  7. G. D. Guseinov and A. I. Rasulov, “Heat conductivity study of GaSe monocrystals,” Phys. Status Solidi18(2), 911–922 (1966).
    [CrossRef]
  8. 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, “GaS0.4Se0.6: relevant properties and potential for 1064 nm pumped mid-IR OPOs and OPGs operating above 5 µm,” Laser Phys.21(4), 774–781 (2011).
    [CrossRef]
  9. S. Fossier, S. Salaün, J. Mangin, O. Bidault, I. Thenot, J.-J. Zondy, W. Chen, F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, P. Petrov, J. Henningsen, A. Yelisseyev, L. 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. B21(11), 1981–2007 (2004).
    [CrossRef]

2013

M. Beutler, I. Rimke, E. Büttner, V. Panyutin, and V. Petrov, “80-MHz difference-frequency generation of femtosecond pulses in the mid-infrared using GaS0.4Se0.6,” Laser Phys. Lett.10(7), 075406 (2013).
[CrossRef]

2011

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, “GaS0.4Se0.6: relevant properties and potential for 1064 nm pumped mid-IR OPOs and OPGs operating above 5 µm,” Laser Phys.21(4), 774–781 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2010

2004

1998

S. Ehret and H. Schneider, “Generation of subpicosecond infrared pulses tunable between 5.2 µm and 18 µm at a repetition rate of 76 MHz,” Appl. Phys. B66(1), 27–30 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

1995

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, J. W. Pieterse, and R. L. Herbst, “Mid-infrared pulse generation using a sub-picosecond OPO,” Appl. Phys. B60(5), 449–452 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994

A. Lohner, P. Kruck, and W. W. Rühle, “Generation of 200 femtosecond pulses tunable between 2.5 and 5.5 µm,” Appl. Phys. B59(1), 211–213 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1966

G. D. Guseinov and A. I. Rasulov, “Heat conductivity study of GaSe monocrystals,” Phys. Status Solidi18(2), 911–922 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Allan, G. R.

Balachninaite, O.

Beutler, M.

M. Beutler, I. Rimke, E. Büttner, V. Panyutin, and V. Petrov, “80-MHz difference-frequency generation of femtosecond pulses in the mid-infrared using GaS0.4Se0.6,” Laser Phys. Lett.10(7), 075406 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Bidault, O.

Büttner, E.

M. Beutler, I. Rimke, E. Büttner, V. Panyutin, and V. Petrov, “80-MHz difference-frequency generation of femtosecond pulses in the mid-infrared using GaS0.4Se0.6,” Laser Phys. Lett.10(7), 075406 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Chen, W.

Ehret, S.

S. Ehret and H. Schneider, “Generation of subpicosecond infrared pulses tunable between 5.2 µm and 18 µm at a repetition rate of 76 MHz,” Appl. Phys. B66(1), 27–30 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Fossier, S.

Fraser, J. M.

Guseinov, G. D.

G. D. Guseinov and A. I. Rasulov, “Heat conductivity study of GaSe monocrystals,” Phys. Status Solidi18(2), 911–922 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Haché, A.

Henningsen, J.

Herbst, R. L.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, J. W. Pieterse, and R. L. Herbst, “Mid-infrared pulse generation using a sub-picosecond OPO,” Appl. Phys. B60(5), 449–452 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Isaenko, L.

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, “GaS0.4Se0.6: relevant properties and potential for 1064 nm pumped mid-IR OPOs and OPGs operating above 5 µm,” Laser Phys.21(4), 774–781 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kafka, J. D.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, J. W. Pieterse, and R. L. Herbst, “Mid-infrared pulse generation using a sub-picosecond OPO,” Appl. Phys. B60(5), 449–452 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kolker, D.

Kruck, P.

A. Lohner, P. Kruck, and W. W. Rühle, “Generation of 200 femtosecond pulses tunable between 2.5 and 5.5 µm,” Appl. Phys. B59(1), 211–213 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Lobanov, S.

Lohner, A.

A. Lohner, P. Kruck, and W. W. Rühle, “Generation of 200 femtosecond pulses tunable between 2.5 and 5.5 µm,” Appl. Phys. B59(1), 211–213 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Mangin, J.

Marchev, G.

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, “GaS0.4Se0.6: relevant properties and potential for 1064 nm pumped mid-IR OPOs and OPGs operating above 5 µm,” Laser Phys.21(4), 774–781 (2011).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, J.-J. Zondy, O. Bidault, L. Isaenko, V. 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. B27(9), 1902–1927 (2010).
[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, “GaS0.4Se0.6: relevant properties and potential for 1064 nm pumped mid-IR OPOs and OPGs operating above 5 µm,” Laser Phys.21(4), 774–781 (2011).
[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, “GaS0.4Se0.6: relevant properties and potential for 1064 nm pumped mid-IR OPOs and OPGs operating above 5 µm,” Laser Phys.21(4), 774–781 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Panyutin, V.

M. Beutler, I. Rimke, E. Büttner, V. Panyutin, and V. Petrov, “80-MHz difference-frequency generation of femtosecond pulses in the mid-infrared using GaS0.4Se0.6,” Laser Phys. Lett.10(7), 075406 (2013).
[CrossRef]

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, “GaS0.4Se0.6: relevant properties and potential for 1064 nm pumped mid-IR OPOs and OPGs operating above 5 µm,” Laser Phys.21(4), 774–781 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, P.

Petrov, V.

M. Beutler, I. Rimke, E. Büttner, V. Panyutin, and V. Petrov, “80-MHz difference-frequency generation of femtosecond pulses in the mid-infrared using GaS0.4Se0.6,” Laser Phys. Lett.10(7), 075406 (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, “GaS0.4Se0.6: relevant properties and potential for 1064 nm pumped mid-IR OPOs and OPGs operating above 5 µm,” Laser Phys.21(4), 774–781 (2011).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, J.-J. Zondy, O. Bidault, L. Isaenko, V. 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. B27(9), 1902–1927 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Fossier, S. Salaün, J. Mangin, O. Bidault, I. Thenot, J.-J. Zondy, W. Chen, F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, P. Petrov, J. Henningsen, A. Yelisseyev, L. 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. B21(11), 1981–2007 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pieterse, J. W.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, J. W. Pieterse, and R. L. Herbst, “Mid-infrared pulse generation using a sub-picosecond OPO,” Appl. Phys. B60(5), 449–452 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Rasulov, A. I.

G. D. Guseinov and A. I. Rasulov, “Heat conductivity study of GaSe monocrystals,” Phys. Status Solidi18(2), 911–922 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Rimke, I.

M. Beutler, I. Rimke, E. Büttner, V. Panyutin, and V. Petrov, “80-MHz difference-frequency generation of femtosecond pulses in the mid-infrared using GaS0.4Se0.6,” Laser Phys. Lett.10(7), 075406 (2013).
[CrossRef]

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, “GaS0.4Se0.6: relevant properties and potential for 1064 nm pumped mid-IR OPOs and OPGs operating above 5 µm,” Laser Phys.21(4), 774–781 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S. Fossier, S. Salaün, J. Mangin, O. Bidault, I. Thenot, J.-J. Zondy, W. Chen, F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, P. Petrov, J. Henningsen, A. Yelisseyev, L. 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. B21(11), 1981–2007 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rühle, W. W.

A. Lohner, P. Kruck, and W. W. Rühle, “Generation of 200 femtosecond pulses tunable between 2.5 and 5.5 µm,” Appl. Phys. B59(1), 211–213 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Salaün, S.

Schneider, H.

S. Ehret and H. Schneider, “Generation of subpicosecond infrared pulses tunable between 5.2 µm and 18 µm at a repetition rate of 76 MHz,” Appl. Phys. B66(1), 27–30 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Sirutkaitis, V.

Slekys, G.

Thenot, I.

Tyazhev, A.

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, “GaS0.4Se0.6: relevant properties and potential for 1064 nm pumped mid-IR OPOs and OPGs operating above 5 µm,” Laser Phys.21(4), 774–781 (2011).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, J.-J. Zondy, O. Bidault, L. Isaenko, V. 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. B27(9), 1902–1927 (2010).
[CrossRef]

van Driel, H. M.

Vedenyapin, V.

Wang, D.

Watts, M. L.

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, J. W. Pieterse, and R. L. Herbst, “Mid-infrared pulse generation using a sub-picosecond OPO,” Appl. Phys. B60(5), 449–452 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Yelisseyev, A.

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, “GaS0.4Se0.6: relevant properties and potential for 1064 nm pumped mid-IR OPOs and OPGs operating above 5 µm,” Laser Phys.21(4), 774–781 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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, “GaS0.4Se0.6: relevant properties and potential for 1064 nm pumped mid-IR OPOs and OPGs operating above 5 µm,” Laser Phys.21(4), 774–781 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zondy, J.-J.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B

A. Lohner, P. Kruck, and W. W. Rühle, “Generation of 200 femtosecond pulses tunable between 2.5 and 5.5 µm,” Appl. Phys. B59(1), 211–213 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Kafka, M. L. Watts, J. W. Pieterse, and R. L. Herbst, “Mid-infrared pulse generation using a sub-picosecond OPO,” Appl. Phys. B60(5), 449–452 (1995).
[CrossRef]

S. Ehret and H. Schneider, “Generation of subpicosecond infrared pulses tunable between 5.2 µm and 18 µm at a repetition rate of 76 MHz,” Appl. Phys. B66(1), 27–30 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Laser Phys.

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, “GaS0.4Se0.6: relevant properties and potential for 1064 nm pumped mid-IR OPOs and OPGs operating above 5 µm,” Laser Phys.21(4), 774–781 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett.

M. Beutler, I. Rimke, E. Büttner, V. Panyutin, and V. Petrov, “80-MHz difference-frequency generation of femtosecond pulses in the mid-infrared using GaS0.4Se0.6,” Laser Phys. Lett.10(7), 075406 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Status Solidi

G. D. Guseinov and A. I. Rasulov, “Heat conductivity study of GaSe monocrystals,” Phys. Status Solidi18(2), 911–922 (1966).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Internal phase-matching angle φ and spatial walk-off angles ρ1,3 for type-II DFG in LISe valid for mixing signal and idler pulses from an 800-nm pumped SPOPO (a) and corresponding GVM parameters (b). The indices 1,2,3 denote DFG, idler, and signal pulses.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the DFG set-up. BC: beam combiner (dichroic mirror), P: periscope for polarization rotation, L: focusing lens, R: retro-reflector in delay line (also adjusting the beam height), X: LISe crystal, F: 3.6-µm cut-on Ge-filter.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Average power (corrected for the 3.6 µm cut-on Ge-filter) (a) and external quantum conversion efficiency (b) versus DFG wavelength obtained with the 4-mm AR-coated LISe crystal in comparison to a 2-mm thick uncoated AGS reference sample.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Recorded DFG spectra demonstrating the achieved spectral tunability (a) and recorded autocorrelation function at 7.2 µm (b) with LISe.

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