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Mid-infrared generation in ZnGeP2 pumped by a monolithic, power scalable 2-μm source
Author(s): Nikita Simakov; Alan Davidson; Alexander Hemming; Shayne Bennetts; Mark Hughes; Neil Carmody; Phil Davies; John Haub
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Paper Abstract

We present a power scalable, all-fibre, monolithic pulsed source based on a thulium doped fibre master-oscillator power amplifier design. This source produced 200 μJ pulses with 20 - 40 ns duration at a repetition rate of up to 75 kHz resulting in up to 12 W of linearly polarized light at 2.044 μm. This was used to pump a walk-off compensated ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator which generated 3 W in the mid-infrared, with a conversion efficiency of 25%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8237, Fiber Lasers IX: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 82373K (16 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.909766
Show Author Affiliations
Nikita Simakov, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Alan Davidson, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Alexander Hemming, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Shayne Bennetts, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Mark Hughes, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Neil Carmody, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Phil Davies, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
John Haub, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8237:
Fiber Lasers IX: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Eric C. Honea; Sami T. Hendow, Editor(s)

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