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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 25 — Dec. 3, 2012
  • pp: 27456–27464

Mid-infrared optical parametric amplifier based on a LGSe crystal and pumped at 1.6 μm.

Etienne Pelletier, Alexander Sell, Alfred Leitenstorfer, and RJ Dwayne Miller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 25, pp. 27456-27464 (2012)

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We demonstrate the generation of 22.6 μJ of combined energy at 3 μm for sub-300fs pulses at a repetition rate of 1 kHz using a LGSe optical parametric amplifier (OPA). The LGSe OPA is pumped by the 140-fs 1.6 μm pulses from a 300-mW KTA optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier (OPCPA) based on an all-optical synchronization scheme. By using a highly-nonlinear fiber, the output of an erbium-doped fiber laser operating at 1560 nm is shifted to 1050 nm in order to coherently seed a Nd:YLF regenerative amplifier. The LGSe OPA is seeded using the MIR coming from the amplification of the 1.6 μm in the OPCPA.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2012
Published: November 26, 2012

Etienne Pelletier, Alexander Sell, Alfred Leitenstorfer, and RJ Dwayne Miller, "Mid-infrared optical parametric amplifier based on a LGSe crystal and pumped at 1.6 μm.," Opt. Express 20, 27456-27464 (2012)

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