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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1230–1232

Subnanosecond, 1 kHz, temperature-tuned, noncritical mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator based on CdSiP 2 crystal pumped at 1064 nm

Valentin Petrov, Georgi Marchev, Peter G. Schunemann, Aleksey Tyazhev, Kevin T. Zawilski, and Thomas M. Pollak  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 8, pp. 1230-1232 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001230


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Abstract

Operation of an optical parametric oscillator based on CdSiP 2 and pumped at 1064 nm is demonstrated at a repetition rate of 1 kHz. The maximum output idler energy of 24 μ J at 6.125 μ m corresponds to an average power of 24 mW. Increasing the crystal temperature up to 150° in the noncritical (90°) configuration leads to idler wavelength tuning from 6.117 to 6.554 μ m . Subnanosecond pulse durations are obtained for the signal and idler as a result of the 1 ns pulse duration of the pump, made possible by the rather short crystal and cavity lengths ( 1   cm ) .

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2010
Published: April 15, 2010

Citation
Valentin Petrov, Georgi Marchev, Peter G. Schunemann, Aleksey Tyazhev, Kevin T. Zawilski, and Thomas M. Pollak, "Subnanosecond, 1 kHz, temperature-tuned, noncritical mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator based on CdSiP2 crystal pumped at 1064 nm," Opt. Lett. 35, 1230-1232 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-8-1230

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