Abstract

Coherent mid-IR sources based on orientation-patterned GaAs (OPGaAs) are of significant interest in diverse scientific, medical, and military applications. The generation of long-wavelength mid-IR beams in OPGaAs using optical parametric oscillation exhibits limitations in the obtainable pulse energy and peak power. The master oscillator power amplifier concept is demonstrated in OPGaAs, by which a mid-IR source based on optical parametric oscillation can be scaled to high energy by amplification of the output of the optical parametric oscillator in an optical parametric amplifier (OPA). A fivefold increase in the pulse energy is obtained using this method by amplifying 3.85μm pulses in an OPGaAs OPA pumped by a Th,Ho:YLF Q-switched laser.

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[PubMed]

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[PubMed]

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J. Tate, T. Auguste, H. G. Muller, P. Sali, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 013901 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tourreau, P. J.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lalliers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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K. Finsterbusch, R. Urschel, and H. Zacharias, Appl. Phys. B 74, 319 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Vodopyanov, K. L.

Weyburne, D.

D. F. Bliss, C. Lynch, D. Weyburne, K. O’Hearn, and J. S. Bailey, J. Cryst. Growth 287, 673 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. G. Schunemann, S. D. Setzler, L. Mohnkern, T. M. Pollak, D. F. Bliss, D. Weyburne, and K. O’Hearn, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThQ4.
[PubMed]

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Xie, X. S.

Yu, X.

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K. Finsterbusch, R. Urschel, and H. Zacharias, Appl. Phys. B 74, 319 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

K. Finsterbusch, R. Urschel, and H. Zacharias, Appl. Phys. B 74, 319 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lalliers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth (1)

D. F. Bliss, C. Lynch, D. Weyburne, K. O’Hearn, and J. S. Bailey, J. Cryst. Growth 287, 673 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (4)

J. Phys. Chem. (1)

G.-C. Liang, H.-H. Liu, A. H. King, A. Mohacsi, A. Miklos, and P. Hess, J. Phys. Chem. 104, 10179 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Photon. News (1)

F. K. Hopkins, Opt. Photon. News 9(2), 32 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

J. Tate, T. Auguste, H. G. Muller, P. Sali, P. Agostini, and L. F. DiMauro, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 013901 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (4)

I. T. Sorokina and K. L. Vodopyanov, Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sources (Springer, 2003).
[CrossRef]

J. B. McKay, Ph.D. dissertation (Air Force Institute of Technology, 2003).

P. G. Schunemann, S. D. Setzler, L. Mohnkern, T. M. Pollak, D. F. Bliss, D. Weyburne, and K. O’Hearn, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThQ4.
[PubMed]

D. Faye, A. Grisard, E. Lallier, B. Gérard, C. Kieleck, and A. Hirth, DOI: 10.1117/2.1200806 (SPIE Newsroom, 2008), p. 1164.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

OPA signal gain as a function of pump pulse energy for three different OPO seed energies.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Beam profiles for (a) pump, (b) OPO seed signal, and (c) amplified OPA signal beams. The etalon effect on the pump beam image is produced by the window of the Electrophysics PV-320 thermal camera, with the reflectivity not optimized for the 2 μm pump wavelength. The inset scale is for all three beam profiles.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

OPO seed spectrum (red) and amplified OPA signal and idler (black) spectra. Inset, pump spectrum measured in the first order with a higher spectral resolution.

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