OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 36, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4020–4022

High-power broadband laser source tunable from 3.0 μm to 4.4 μm based on a femtosecond Yb:fiber oscillator

Tyler W. Neely, Todd A. Johnson, and Scott A. Diddams  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 20, pp. 4020-4022 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004020


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (559 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We describe a tunable broadband mid-IR laser source based on difference-frequency mixing of a 100 MHz femto second Yb:fiber laser oscillator and a Raman-shifted soliton generated with the same laser. The resulting light is tunable over 3.0 μm to 4.4 μm , with a FWHM bandwidth of 170 nm and maximum average output power up to 125 mW . The noise and coherence properties of this source are also investigated and described.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2011
Published: October 6, 2011

Citation
Tyler W. Neely, Todd A. Johnson, and Scott A. Diddams, "High-power broadband laser source tunable from 3.0 μm to 4.4 μmbased on a femtosecond Yb:fiber oscillator," Opt. Lett. 36, 4020-4022 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-20-4020


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. F. Adler, P. Masłowski, A. Foltynowicz, K. Cossel, T. Briles, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, Opt. Express 18, 21861 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. K. Vodopyanov, E. Sorokin, I. Sorokina, and P. Schunemann, Opt. Lett. 36, 2275 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. A. Baltuška, T. Fuji, and T. Kobayashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 133901 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. C. Erny, K. Moutzouris, J. Biegert, D. Kühlke, F. Adler, A. Leitenstorfer, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 32, 1138 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. P. Maddaloni, P. Malara, G. Gagliardi, and P. D. Natale, New J. Phys. 8, 262 (2006). [CrossRef]
  6. D. Winters, P. Schlup, and R. Bartels, Opt. Lett. 35, 2179(2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. A. Gambetta, R. Ramponi, and M. Marangoni, Opt. Lett. 33, 2671 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. F. Adler, K. Cossel, M. Thorpe, I. Hartl, M. Fermann, and J. Ye, Opt. Lett. 34, 1330 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. F. Mitschke and L. Mollenauer, Opt. Lett. 11, 659 (1986). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. L. Nugent-Glandorf, T. Johnson, Y. Kobayashi, and S. Diddams, Opt. Lett. 36, 1578 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. X. Zhou, D. Yoshitomi, Y. Kobayashi, and K. Torizuka, Opt. Express 16, 7055 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. F. Ilday, J. Buckley, W. Clark, and F. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. J. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135(2006). [CrossRef]
  14. T. Johnson and S. Diddams, “Mid-infrared upconversion spectroscopy based on a Yb:fiber femtosecond laser,” Appl. Phys. B , arXiv:1108.0943v1 (to be published).
  15. A. Ruehl, K. Cossel, M. Martin, H. McKay, B. Thomas, D. Ling, M. Fermann, J. Dudley, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, arXiv:1105.2093v1 (2011).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited