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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1330–1332

Phase-stabilized, 1.5 W frequency comb at 2.8 4.8 μ m

Florian Adler, Kevin C. Cossel, Michael J. Thorpe, Ingmar Hartl, Martin E. Fermann, and Jun Ye  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 9, pp. 1330-1332 (2009)

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We present a high-power optical-parametric-oscillator (OPO) based frequency comb in the mid-IR wavelength region. The system employs periodically poled lithium niobate and is singly resonant for the signal. It is synchronously pumped by a 10 W femtosecond Yb:fiber laser centered at 1.07 μ m . The idler (signal) wavelength can be continuously tuned from 2.8 to 4.8 μ m ( 1.76 to 1.37 μ m ) with a simultaneous bandwidth as high as 0.3 μ m and a maximum average idler output power of 1.50 W . We also demonstrate the performance of the stabilized comb by recording the heterodyne beat with a narrow-linewidth diode laser. This OPO is an ideal source for frequency comb spectroscopy in the mid-IR.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2009
Published: April 20, 2009

Florian Adler, Kevin C. Cossel, Michael J. Thorpe, Ingmar Hartl, Martin E. Fermann, and Jun Ye, "Phase-stabilized, 1.5 W frequency comb at 2.8–4.8 μm," Opt. Lett. 34, 1330-1332 (2009)

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