High-energy sub-picosecond pulse generation from 3 to 20 µm

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s00340-002-0902-z
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TypeArticle
Journal titleApplied Physics B
Volume74
Issue0
Pagess153s156
AbstractWe have produced sub-picosecond pulses in the wavelength range 3�20 �m with energies as high as 2 �J, through difference-frequency mixing in the crystal GaSe. Input beams for the non-linear mixing process came from either a regenerative amplifier operating in two-color mode, due to the spectral shaping of its injection beam, or an optical parametric amplifier (OPA). The first method was straightforward to implement and provided easy access to the wavelength range 10�20 �m. The intermediate OPA stage, though technically more involved, allowed higher input beam irradiances and resulted in shorter duration MIR pulses, greater conversion efficiency and access to the MIR region between 3 and 10 �m.
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PublisherSpringer International Publishing
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Microstructural Sciences; NRC Institute for Biodiagnostics; NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences; Security and Disruptive Technologies
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number12328985
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