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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1608–1615

Single-pass parametric generator made of DFB diodes, specialty-fiber amplifier, and periodically-poled lithium niobate

Andrey A. Machnev, Pavel B. Novozhylov, Andrey A. Poimanov, and Igor V. Mel’nikov  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 10, pp. 1608-1615 (2013)

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A compact pulsed mid-IR source with 10-ns pulsewidth, few hundred-microjoule energy, and repetition rate adjustable from 10 through 500 kHz is reported. In order to reach up to 30-% efficiency of down-conversion from 1064 nm to 1500/3500 nm, a 1064-nm narrow-line master oscillator is followed by a two-stage fiber amplifier. In turn, this amplifier is spliced with a large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber to ensure high quality of the beam that pumps a 5-mm thick periodically poled MgO-doped lithium niobate. The spectrum of the device replicates that of a cw 1500-nm seed laser.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optical Materials

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2013
Published: September 6, 2013

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Andrey A. Machnev, Pavel B. Novozhylov, Andrey A. Poimanov, and Igor V. Mel’nikov, "Single-pass parametric generator made of DFB diodes, specialty-fiber amplifier, and periodically-poled lithium niobate," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1608-1615 (2013)

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