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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1996
  • pp: 579–581

Tunable picosecond mid-infrared pulses generated by optical parametric generation/amplification in MgO:LiNbO3 crystals

Shujie Lin and Takanori Suzuki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 579-581 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000579


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Abstract

A regeneratively amplified picosecond Ti:sapphire laser was used to pump optical parametric generation/amplification in 7% MgO:LiNbO3 crystals. Mid-infrared pulses with a tunability between 2.6 and 4.5 μm and pulse durations of 2–3 ps were obtained by angle tuning. The maximum pulse energy was 17 μJ at 3.3 μm, corresponding to a pump-to-idler photon conversion efficiency of 18% for the amplification stage.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 30, 1995
Published: April 15, 1996

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Shujie Lin and Takanori Suzuki, "Tunable picosecond mid-infrared pulses generated by optical parametric generation/amplification in MgO:LiNbO3 crystals," Opt. Lett. 21, 579-581 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-8-579


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