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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2077–2079

High-power asynchronous midinfrared optical parametric oscillator frequency combs

Zhaowei Zhang, Xiaohui Fang, Tom Gardiner, and Derryck T. Reid  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2077-2079 (2013)

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We introduce a new stabilization scheme providing a pair of high-power, carrier-envelope-offset (CEO) frequency-stabilized, broadband, asynchronous frequency combs operating at 3.3 μm. The two channels, each with 100 mW average power and originating from a single synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator, share all the components for midinfrared generation and CEO-frequency detection, and can be stabilized independently at repetition frequencies up to 5 kHz apart. This unique source is fully compatible with midinfrared dual-comb spectroscopy, and the approach can be readily extended to other wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2013
Published: June 7, 2013

Zhaowei Zhang, Xiaohui Fang, Tom Gardiner, and Derryck T. Reid, "High-power asynchronous midinfrared optical parametric oscillator frequency combs," Opt. Lett. 38, 2077-2079 (2013)

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