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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1993
  • pp: 1943–1945

Generation of tunable subpicosecond light pulses in the midinfrared between 4.5 and 11.5 μm

P. Hamm, C. Lauterwasser, and W. Zinth  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 1943-1945 (1993)

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Stable subpicosecond infrared pulses in the spectral region of 4.5–11.5 μm are generated by difference-frequency mixing in AgGaS2. The system uses femtosecond pulses from a Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier and from a tunable traveling-wave dye laser. The infrared pulses have a duration of 400 fs, an energy of more than 10 nJ, and a repetition rate of 1 kHz.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 27, 1993
Published: November 15, 1993

P. Hamm, C. Lauterwasser, and W. Zinth, "Generation of tunable subpicosecond light pulses in the midinfrared between 4.5 and 11.5 μm," Opt. Lett. 18, 1943-1945 (1993)

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