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Title: Multi-octave visible to long-wave IR femtosecond continuum generated in Cr:ZnS-GaSe tandem

Abstract

We report a technique for generation of broad and coherent femtosecond (fs) continua that span several octaves from visible to long-wave IR parts of the spectrum (0.4–18 µm). The approach is based on simultaneous amplification of few-cycle pulses at 2.5 µm central wavelength at 80 MHz repetition rate, and augmentation of their spectrum via three-wave mixing in a tandem arrangement of polycrystalline Cr:ZnS and single crystal GaSe. The obtained average power levels include several mW in the 0.4–0.8 µm visible, 0.23 W in the 0.8–2 µm near-IR, up to 4 W in the 2–3 µm IR, and about 17 mW in the 3–18 µm long-wave IR bands, respectively. High brightness and mutual coherence of all parts of the continuum was confirmed by direct detections of the carrier envelope offset frequency of the master oscillator.

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Research Org.:
Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham, AL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); US Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR); Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
OSTI Identifier:
1515613
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1612963
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0018378; N00014-15-1-2659; N00014-17-1-2705; W31P4Q-15-1-0008; FA9550-13-1-0234
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Optics Express Journal Volume: 27 Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; Optics

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Vasilyev, Sergey, Moskalev, Igor, Smolski, Viktor, Peppers, Jeremy, Mirov, Mike, Muraviev, Andrey, Vodopyanov, Konstantin, Mirov, Sergey, and Gapontsev, Valentin. Multi-octave visible to long-wave IR femtosecond continuum generated in Cr:ZnS-GaSe tandem. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1364/OE.27.016405.
Vasilyev, Sergey, Moskalev, Igor, Smolski, Viktor, Peppers, Jeremy, Mirov, Mike, Muraviev, Andrey, Vodopyanov, Konstantin, Mirov, Sergey, & Gapontsev, Valentin. Multi-octave visible to long-wave IR femtosecond continuum generated in Cr:ZnS-GaSe tandem. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.016405
Vasilyev, Sergey, Moskalev, Igor, Smolski, Viktor, Peppers, Jeremy, Mirov, Mike, Muraviev, Andrey, Vodopyanov, Konstantin, Mirov, Sergey, and Gapontsev, Valentin. Fri . "Multi-octave visible to long-wave IR femtosecond continuum generated in Cr:ZnS-GaSe tandem". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.016405.
@article{osti_1515613,
title = {Multi-octave visible to long-wave IR femtosecond continuum generated in Cr:ZnS-GaSe tandem},
author = {Vasilyev, Sergey and Moskalev, Igor and Smolski, Viktor and Peppers, Jeremy and Mirov, Mike and Muraviev, Andrey and Vodopyanov, Konstantin and Mirov, Sergey and Gapontsev, Valentin},
abstractNote = {We report a technique for generation of broad and coherent femtosecond (fs) continua that span several octaves from visible to long-wave IR parts of the spectrum (0.4–18 µm). The approach is based on simultaneous amplification of few-cycle pulses at 2.5 µm central wavelength at 80 MHz repetition rate, and augmentation of their spectrum via three-wave mixing in a tandem arrangement of polycrystalline Cr:ZnS and single crystal GaSe. The obtained average power levels include several mW in the 0.4–0.8 µm visible, 0.23 W in the 0.8–2 µm near-IR, up to 4 W in the 2–3 µm IR, and about 17 mW in the 3–18 µm long-wave IR bands, respectively. High brightness and mutual coherence of all parts of the continuum was confirmed by direct detections of the carrier envelope offset frequency of the master oscillator.},
doi = {10.1364/OE.27.016405},
journal = {Optics Express},
number = 11,
volume = 27,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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