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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3513–3515

Milliwatt-level mid-infrared (10.5–16.5 μm) difference frequency generation with a femtosecond dual-signal-wavelength optical parametric oscillator

Robin Hegenbarth, Andy Steinmann, Sergey Sarkisov, and Harald Giessen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3513-3515 (2012)

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We demonstrate the generation of mid-infrared radiation using a femtosecond dual-signal-wavelength optical parametric oscillator and difference frequency generation in an extracavity gallium selenide or silver gallium diselenide crystal. This system generates up to 4.3 mW of average mid-infrared power. Its spectra can be tuned to between 10.5 μm and 16.5 μm wavelength (952cm1606cm1) with more than 50cm1 spectral bandwidth. We demonstrate that the power and spectra of this system are temporally very stable.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2012
Published: August 20, 2012

Robin Hegenbarth, Andy Steinmann, Sergey Sarkisov, and Harald Giessen, "Milliwatt-level mid-infrared (10.5–16.5 μm) difference frequency generation with a femtosecond dual-signal-wavelength optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 37, 3513-3515 (2012)

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