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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2671–2673

Mid-infrared optical combs from a compact amplified Er-doped fiber oscillator

Alessio Gambetta, Roberta Ramponi, and Marco Marangoni  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 22, pp. 2671-2673 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002671


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Abstract

By means of a difference-frequency-generation (DFG) process driven by a two-branch Er-doped fiber laser at a stabilized 100 MHz repetition rate, broadly tunable pulses from 5 to 12 μ m are generated with an unprecedented power level of around 100 μ W . The mid-IR pulse train is expected to exhibit an harmonic comb structure as a result of the cancellation of the carrier-envelope offset frequency resulting from the DFG process.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 2008
Published: November 13, 2008

Citation
Alessio Gambetta, Roberta Ramponi, and Marco Marangoni, "Mid-infrared optical combs from a compact amplified Er-doped fiber oscillator," Opt. Lett. 33, 2671-2673 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-22-2671

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