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Functional periodically poled-crystals for powerful intracavity CW difference-frequency-generation of widely tunable high spectral purity IR radiation

Year: 2008

Authors: De Natale P., Galli I., Giusfredi G., Mazzotti D., Cancio P.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (INOA) – CNR
European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS)
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Firenze

Abstract: We present a novel tunable highly-coherent, tunable source of IR radiation, based oil generation inside a miniature Ti:sapphire ring laser cavity by means of periodically-poled LiNbO3. Single mode operation of the Ti:sapphire, laser is provided by injection locking from an external-cavity diode laser and a tunable-laser-injected fiber amplifier provides the signal radiation for the mixing. Such a source call be used in spectroscopic set-ups for high sensitivity molecular sensing. Additional features are provided by properly altering key properties of the I-D photonic crystal.

Journal/Review: PROCEEDINGS OF SPIE

Volume: 7031      Pages from: 70310K-1  to: 70310K-8

KeyWords: periodically-poled cystals
DOI: 10.1117/12.794638

Citations: 1
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