OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1138–1140

Optics InfoBase > Optics Letters > Volume 32 > Issue 9 > Mid-infrared difference-frequency generation of ultrashort pulses tunable between 3.2 and 4.8 μm from a compact fiber source

Mid-infrared difference-frequency generation of ultrashort pulses tunable between 3.2 and 4.8 μ m from a compact fiber source

C. Erny, K. Moutzouris, J. Biegert, D. Kühlke, F. Adler, A. Leitenstorfer, and U. Keller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1138-1140 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001138


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (194 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report single-pass difference-frequency generation of mid-infrared femtosecond pulses tunable in the 3.2 4.8 μ m range from a two-branch mode-locked erbium-doped fiber source. Average power levels of up to 1.1 mW at a repetition rate of 82 MHz are obtained in the mid infrared. This is achieved via nonlinear mixing of 170 mW , 65 fs pump pulses at a fixed wavelength of 1.58 μ m , with 11.5 mW , 40 fs pulses tunable in the near-infrared range between 1.05 and 1.18 μ m . These values indicate that the tunable near-infrared input component is downconverted with a quantum efficiency that exceeds 30%.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Citation
C. Erny, K. Moutzouris, J. Biegert, D. Kühlke, F. Adler, A. Leitenstorfer, and U. Keller, "Mid-infrared difference-frequency generation of ultrashort pulses tunable between 3.2 and 4.8 μm from a compact fiber source," Opt. Lett. 32, 1138-1140 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-9-1138


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited