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Milliwatt midinfrared from intrapulse difference frequency with a single erbium fiber laser
Author(s): Kevin F. Lee; Peter G. Schunemann; Martin E. Fermann
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Paper Abstract

We generate about 2 mW of midinfrared in orientation-patterned gallium phosphide pumped by an erbium fiber laser. The midinfrared spectrum has a strong component around 8 to 10 μm wavelength, with a broad background from about 7 to 12 μm. The pump laser has 5 W, single mode output at 96 MHz compressed to 65 fs, with a peak power of up to about 0.6 MW. Before midinfrared generation, we further broaden and recompress the pulses in a small length of fiber, obtaining 3 W of 17 fs pulses with peak power near 1 MW but broader bandwidth to generate midinfrared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11264, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XIX, 1126404 (2 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2543079
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Kevin F. Lee, IMRA America, Inc. (United States)
Peter G. Schunemann, BAE Systems (United States)
Martin E. Fermann, IMRA America, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11264:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XIX
Peter G. Schunemann; Kenneth L. Schepler, Editor(s)

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