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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1972–1974

High-speed multi-THz-range mode-hop-free tunable mid-IR laser spectrometer

Jérémie Courtois, Rym Bouchendira, Malo Cadoret, Iolanda Ricciardi, Simona Mosca, Maurizio De Rosa, Paolo De Natale, and Jean-Jacques Zondy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 11, pp. 1972-1974 (2013)

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We report on a widely (2.25 THz or 75cm1) and rapidly (4.5THz/s) mode-hop-free (MHF) tunable mid-IR laser source at 3.3μm, consisting of a 5%-MgO:LiNbO3 singly resonant optical parametric oscillator (SRO) pumped by an automated broadly MHF tunable extended-cavity diode laser (ECDL). The broad and rapid MHF tuning capability of the ECDL is readily transferred to the SRO idler wave owing to the quasi-noncritical pump spectral acceptance bandwidth of the quasi-phase-matching. Fast and broadband high-resolution Doppler spectroscopy measurements of the ν3 band of CH4 are presented to illustrate the performance of the mid-IR optical parametric oscillator spectrometer.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared
(230.7405) Optical devices : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 2013
Published: May 30, 2013

Jérémie Courtois, Rym Bouchendira, Malo Cadoret, Iolanda Ricciardi, Simona Mosca, Maurizio De Rosa, Paolo De Natale, and Jean-Jacques Zondy, "High-speed multi-THz-range mode-hop-free tunable mid-IR laser spectrometer," Opt. Lett. 38, 1972-1974 (2013)

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