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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15703–15709

Tunable, high-energy, mid-infrared, picosecond optical parametric generator based on CdSiP2

S. Chaitanya Kumar, M. Jelínek, M. Baudisch, K. T. Zawilski, P. G. Schunemann, V. Kubeček, J. Biegert, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15703-15709 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.015703


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Abstract

We report a tunable, high-energy, single-pass optical parametric generator (OPG) based on the nonlinear material, cadmium silicon phosphide, CdSiP2. The OPG is pumped by a cavity-dumped, passively mode-locked, diode-pumped Nd:YAG oscillator, providing 25 µJ pulses in 20 ps at 5 Hz. The pump energy is further boosted by a flashlamp-pumped Nd:YAG amplifier to 2.5 mJ. The OPG is temperature tunable over 1263–1286 nm (23 nm) in the signal and 6153–6731 nm (578 nm) in the idler. Using the single-pass OPG configuration, we have generated signal pulse energy as high as 636 µJ at 1283 nm, together with idler pulse energy of 33 µJ at 6234 nm, for 2.1 mJ of input pump pulse energy. The generated signal pulses have durations of 24 ps with a FWHM spectral bandwidth of 10.4 nm at central wavelength of 1276 nm. The corresponding idler spectrum has a FWHM bandwidth of 140 nm centered at 6404 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2012
Published: June 26, 2012

Citation
S. Chaitanya Kumar, M. Jelínek, 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, 15703-15709 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-14-15703


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