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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1350–1352

Generation of mid-infrared pulses by X(3) difference frequency generation in CaF2 and BaF2

Han-Kwang Nienhuys, Paul C. M. Planken, Rutger A. van Santen, and Huib J. Bakker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 17, pp. 1350-1352 (2001)

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Tunable mid-IR pulses in the range 1300–4200 cm-1 (7.7–2.4 µm) are generated through a phase-matched four-wave mixing process in ordinary mid-IR window materials such as CaF2 and BaF2 . In this process the difference frequency v3=2v2-v1 is generated from pump fields v1 and v2 . The process can be phase matched to different frequencies by adjustment of the angle between the pump fields.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Han-Kwang Nienhuys, Paul C. M. Planken, Rutger A. van Santen, and Huib J. Bakker, "Generation of mid-infrared pulses by X(3) difference frequency generation in CaF2 and BaF2," Opt. Lett. 26, 1350-1352 (2001)

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