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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4895–4898

Narrow bandwidth, picosecond, 1064  nm pumped optical parametric generator for the mid-IR based on HgGa2S4

Riccardo Piccoli, Federico Pirzio, Antonio Agnesi, Valeriy Badikov, Dmitrii Badikov, Georgi Marchev, Vladimir Panyutin, and Valentin Petrov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4895-4898 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004895


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Abstract

We report on optical parametric generation in a mercury thiogallate (HgGa2S4) crystal pumped by 16 ps, 1064 nm pulses at 250 kHz. A broad tuning range extending from 1.19 to 1.47 μm (signal) and from 3.85 to 10 μm (idler) is achieved. Narrow bandwidth, quasi-Fourier limited operation with high beam quality for the signal/idler pulses and >14% pump depletion is obtained by continuous wave seed injection at 1.29 μm.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2014
Published: August 14, 2014

Citation
Riccardo Piccoli, Federico Pirzio, Antonio Agnesi, Valeriy Badikov, Dmitrii Badikov, Georgi Marchev, Vladimir Panyutin, and Valentin Petrov, "Narrow bandwidth, picosecond, 1064  nm pumped optical parametric generator for the mid-IR based on HgGa2S4," Opt. Lett. 39, 4895-4898 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-16-4895

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