Diode-laser-pumped continuous-wave mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator

Ville Ulvila, Markku Vainio

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    Abstract

    We report a singly resonant continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator (SRO), which is pumped by a semiconductor laser system and operates in the mid-infrared region (2.9 to 3.6 {\mu}m). Fast tuning of the mid-infrared output wavelength by more than 200 nm is demonstrated by scanning the pump laser wavelength through only 1.25 nm, without any need to adjust the SRO settings. The exceptionally large tuning range is obtained by choosing a pump wavelength (780 nm) that corresponds to a turning point of the group velocity mismatch between the phase-matched signal and idler waves of the SRO.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalarXiv preprint
    Publication statusSubmitted - 2018
    MoE publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine

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    Ulvila, V., & Vainio, M. (2018). Diode-laser-pumped continuous-wave mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator. Manuscript submitted for publication.