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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1760–1762

All-solid-state generation of 100-kHz tunable mid-infrared 50-fs pulses in type I and type II AgGaS2

B. Golubovic and M. K. Reed  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 22, pp. 1760-1762 (1998)

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We report the operation of an all-solid-state system for the generation of tunable mid-infrared sub-50-fs pulses. A Ti:sapphire regenerative amplifier, pumped by 10 W of power from 532-nm, diode-pumped, frequency-doubled Nd:YVO4 lasers, produced 4-μJ energy, sub-50-fs pulses at 800 nm with a 100-kHz repetition rate. This output was used to drive a β-BaB2O4 optical parametric amplifier followed by a difference-frequency generator based on a AgGaS2 crystal. Continuous tuning of ultrafast pulses from 2.4m to longer than 12μm was obtained. A performance comparison of difference-frequency generation in type I and type II phase-matched AgGaS2 is reported.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

B. Golubovic and M. K. Reed, "All-solid-state generation of 100-kHz tunable mid-infrared 50-fs pulses in type I and type II AgGaS2," Opt. Lett. 23, 1760-1762 (1998)

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