Abstract

The strict momentum conservation constraints for backward-wave optical parametric oscillators (BWOPOs) gives an inherently narrowband backward-generated wave, even with broadband pumping. Unfortunately, the limited tuning range of this wave restricts potential applications. Here we demonstrate a method to circumvent this restriction and increase the tuning range by more than one order of magnitude. A linearly chirped pump modulation is transferred to the forward-generated BWOPO wave, which is then mixed with an identically chirped pump in a conventional optical parametric amplifier to obtain narrowband (38 GHz), broadly tunable, infrared radiation around 1.86 µm, with an output energy of 19 µJ.

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2015 (1)

2014 (1)

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2011 (7)

G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, C. Canalias, and C. Montes, “Coherent phase-modulation transfer in counterpropagating parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 84(2), 023825 (2011).
[Crossref]

G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and C. Canalias, “Self-established noncollinear oscillation and angular tuning in a quasi-phase-matched mirrorless optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(5), 051108 (2011).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

2010 (2)

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[Crossref]

J. B. Dherbecourt, A. Godard, M. Raybaut, J.-M. Melkonian, and M. Lefebvre, “Picosecond synchronously pumped ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 35(13), 2197–2199 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2008 (1)

C. W. Freudiger, W. Min, B. G. Saar, S. Lu, G. R. Holtom, C. He, J. C. Tsai, J. X. Kang, and X. S. Xie, “Label-free biomedical imaging with high sensitivity by stimulated Raman scattering microscopy,” Science 322(5909), 1857–1861 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2007 (1)

C. Canalias and V. Pasiskevicius, “Mirrorless optical parametric oscillator,” Nat. Photonics 1(8), 459–462 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (2)

Y. J. Ding and W. Shi, “From backward THz difference-frequency generation to parametric oscillation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 12(3), 352–359 (2006).
[Crossref]

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Broadly tunable picosecond narrowband pulses in a periodically-poled KTiOPO4 parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 14(19), 8728–8736 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

K. C. Huang, P. Bienstman, J. D. Joannopoulos, K. A. Nelson, and S. Fan, “Phonon-polariton excitations in photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter Mater. Phys. 68(7), 075209 (2003).
[Crossref]

2002 (1)

Q. Jiang, P. A. Thomas, K. B. Hutton, and R. C. C. Ward, “Rb-doped potassium titanyl phosphate for periodic ferroelectric domain inversion,” J. Appl. Phys. 92(5), 2717–2723 (2002).
[Crossref]

2001 (3)

J. X. Cheng, A. Volkmer, L. D. Book, and X. S. Xie, “An epi-detected coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (ECARS) microscope with high spectral resolution and high sensitivity,” J. Phys. Chem. B 105(7), 1277–1280 (2001).
[Crossref]

A. Volkmer, J.-X. Cheng, and X. Sunney Xie, “Vibrational imaging with high sensitivity via epidetected coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87(2), 023901 (2001).
[Crossref]

M. E. Klein, A. Robertson, M. A. Tremont, R. Wallenstein, and K.-J. Boller, “Rapid infrared wavelength access with a picosecond PPLN OPO synchronously pumped by a mode-locked diode laser,” Appl. Phys. B 73(1), 1–10 (2001).
[Crossref]

2000 (1)

1999 (3)

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, F. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, and F. Laurell, “Efficient femtosecond traveling-wave optical parametric amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO4.,” Opt. Lett. 24(24), 1874–1876 (1999).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Zumbusch, G. R. Holtom, and X. S. Xie, “Three-dimensional vibrational imaging by coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82(20), 4142–4145 (1999).
[Crossref]

K. Fradkin, A. Arie, A. Skliar, and G. Rosenman, “Tunable mid-infrared source by difference frequency generation in bulk periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(7), 914–916 (1999).
[Crossref]

1996 (1)

Y. J. Ding and J. B. Khurgin, “Backward optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32(9), 1574–1582 (1996).
[Crossref]

1992 (2)

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, “Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation: tuning and tolerances,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(11), 2631–2654 (1992).
[Crossref]

H. Vanherzeele and J. D. Bierlein, “Magnitude of the nonlinear-optical coefficients of KTiOPO4,” Opt. Lett. 17(14), 982–984 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1976 (1)

B. Heiman, R. W. Hellwarth, M. D. Levenson, and G. Martin, “Raman-induced Kerr effect,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 36(4), 189–192 (1976).
[Crossref]

1966 (1)

S. E. Harris, “Proposed backward wave oscillation in the infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 9(3), 114–116 (1966).
[Crossref]

1962 (1)

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, and P. S. Pershan, “Interactions between light waves in a nonlinear dielectric,” Phys. Rev. 127(6), 1918–1939 (1962).
[Crossref]

Ambrico, P. F.

Amodeo, A.

Arie, A.

K. Fradkin, A. Arie, A. Skliar, and G. Rosenman, “Tunable mid-infrared source by difference frequency generation in bulk periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(7), 914–916 (1999).
[Crossref]

Armstrong, J. A.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, and P. S. Pershan, “Interactions between light waves in a nonlinear dielectric,” Phys. Rev. 127(6), 1918–1939 (1962).
[Crossref]

Bates, P. K.

Berrou, A.

Biegert, J.

Bienstman, P.

K. C. Huang, P. Bienstman, J. D. Joannopoulos, K. A. Nelson, and S. Fan, “Phonon-polariton excitations in photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter Mater. Phys. 68(7), 075209 (2003).
[Crossref]

Bierlein, J. D.

Bloembergen, N.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, and P. S. Pershan, “Interactions between light waves in a nonlinear dielectric,” Phys. Rev. 127(6), 1918–1939 (1962).
[Crossref]

Boller, K.-J.

M. E. Klein, A. Robertson, M. A. Tremont, R. Wallenstein, and K.-J. Boller, “Rapid infrared wavelength access with a picosecond PPLN OPO synchronously pumped by a mode-locked diode laser,” Appl. Phys. B 73(1), 1–10 (2001).
[Crossref]

Bonora, S.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[Crossref]

Book, L. D.

J. X. Cheng, A. Volkmer, L. D. Book, and X. S. Xie, “An epi-detected coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (ECARS) microscope with high spectral resolution and high sensitivity,” J. Phys. Chem. B 105(7), 1277–1280 (2001).
[Crossref]

Brida, D.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[Crossref]

Brinkmann, M.

Byer, R. L.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, “Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation: tuning and tolerances,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(11), 2631–2654 (1992).
[Crossref]

Canalias, C.

G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, C. Canalias, and C. Montes, “Coherent phase-modulation transfer in counterpropagating parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 84(2), 023825 (2011).
[Crossref]

G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and C. Canalias, “Self-established noncollinear oscillation and angular tuning in a quasi-phase-matched mirrorless optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(5), 051108 (2011).
[Crossref]

A. Zukauskas, G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, M. Fokine, and C. Canalias, “Fabrication of submicrometer quasi-phase-matched devices in KTP and RKTP,” Opt. Mater. Express 1(7), 1319–1325 (2011).
[Crossref]

C. Canalias and V. Pasiskevicius, “Mirrorless optical parametric oscillator,” Nat. Photonics 1(8), 459–462 (2007).
[Crossref]

Cerullo, G.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[Crossref]

Chalus, O.

Cheng, J. X.

J. X. Cheng, A. Volkmer, L. D. Book, and X. S. Xie, “An epi-detected coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (ECARS) microscope with high spectral resolution and high sensitivity,” J. Phys. Chem. B 105(7), 1277–1280 (2001).
[Crossref]

Cheng, J.-X.

A. Volkmer, J.-X. Cheng, and X. Sunney Xie, “Vibrational imaging with high sensitivity via epidetected coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87(2), 023901 (2001).
[Crossref]

Cirmi, G.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[Crossref]

De Silvestri, S.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[Crossref]

Dherbecourt, J. B.

Di Girolamo, P.

Ding, Y. J.

Y. J. Ding and W. Shi, “From backward THz difference-frequency generation to parametric oscillation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 12(3), 352–359 (2006).
[Crossref]

Y. J. Ding and J. B. Khurgin, “Backward optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32(9), 1574–1582 (1996).
[Crossref]

Ducuing, J.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, and P. S. Pershan, “Interactions between light waves in a nonlinear dielectric,” Phys. Rev. 127(6), 1918–1939 (1962).
[Crossref]

Fallnich, C.

Fan, S.

K. C. Huang, P. Bienstman, J. D. Joannopoulos, K. A. Nelson, and S. Fan, “Phonon-polariton excitations in photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter Mater. Phys. 68(7), 075209 (2003).
[Crossref]

Fejer, M. M.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, “Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation: tuning and tolerances,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(11), 2631–2654 (1992).
[Crossref]

Fokine, M.

Fradkin, K.

K. Fradkin, A. Arie, A. Skliar, and G. Rosenman, “Tunable mid-infrared source by difference frequency generation in bulk periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(7), 914–916 (1999).
[Crossref]

Freudiger, C. W.

C. W. Freudiger, W. Yang, G. R. Holtom, N. Peyghambarian, X. S. Xie, and K. Q. Kieu, “Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy with a robust fibre laser source,” Nat. Photonics 8(2), 153–159 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. W. Freudiger, W. Min, B. G. Saar, S. Lu, G. R. Holtom, C. He, J. C. Tsai, J. X. Kang, and X. S. Xie, “Label-free biomedical imaging with high sensitivity by stimulated Raman scattering microscopy,” Science 322(5909), 1857–1861 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fu, Y.

Godard, A.

Guilbaud, S.

Hardy, B.

Harris, S. E.

S. E. Harris, “Proposed backward wave oscillation in the infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 9(3), 114–116 (1966).
[Crossref]

He, C.

C. W. Freudiger, W. Min, B. G. Saar, S. Lu, G. R. Holtom, C. He, J. C. Tsai, J. X. Kang, and X. S. Xie, “Label-free biomedical imaging with high sensitivity by stimulated Raman scattering microscopy,” Science 322(5909), 1857–1861 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Heiman, B.

B. Heiman, R. W. Hellwarth, M. D. Levenson, and G. Martin, “Raman-induced Kerr effect,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 36(4), 189–192 (1976).
[Crossref]

Hellström, J.

Hellwarth, R. W.

B. Heiman, R. W. Hellwarth, M. D. Levenson, and G. Martin, “Raman-induced Kerr effect,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 36(4), 189–192 (1976).
[Crossref]

Hellwig, T.

Hemmer, M.

Holtom, G. R.

C. W. Freudiger, W. Yang, G. R. Holtom, N. Peyghambarian, X. S. Xie, and K. Q. Kieu, “Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy with a robust fibre laser source,” Nat. Photonics 8(2), 153–159 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. W. Freudiger, W. Min, B. G. Saar, S. Lu, G. R. Holtom, C. He, J. C. Tsai, J. X. Kang, and X. S. Xie, “Label-free biomedical imaging with high sensitivity by stimulated Raman scattering microscopy,” Science 322(5909), 1857–1861 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Zumbusch, G. R. Holtom, and X. S. Xie, “Three-dimensional vibrational imaging by coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82(20), 4142–4145 (1999).
[Crossref]

Huang, K. C.

K. C. Huang, P. Bienstman, J. D. Joannopoulos, K. A. Nelson, and S. Fan, “Phonon-polariton excitations in photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter Mater. Phys. 68(7), 075209 (2003).
[Crossref]

Hutton, K. B.

Q. Jiang, P. A. Thomas, K. B. Hutton, and R. C. C. Ward, “Rb-doped potassium titanyl phosphate for periodic ferroelectric domain inversion,” J. Appl. Phys. 92(5), 2717–2723 (2002).
[Crossref]

Jiang, Q.

Q. Jiang, P. A. Thomas, K. B. Hutton, and R. C. C. Ward, “Rb-doped potassium titanyl phosphate for periodic ferroelectric domain inversion,” J. Appl. Phys. 92(5), 2717–2723 (2002).
[Crossref]

Joannopoulos, J. D.

K. C. Huang, P. Bienstman, J. D. Joannopoulos, K. A. Nelson, and S. Fan, “Phonon-polariton excitations in photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter Mater. Phys. 68(7), 075209 (2003).
[Crossref]

Jovanovic, I.

Jundt, D. H.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, “Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation: tuning and tolerances,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(11), 2631–2654 (1992).
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C. W. Freudiger, W. Min, B. G. Saar, S. Lu, G. R. Holtom, C. He, J. C. Tsai, J. X. Kang, and X. S. Xie, “Label-free biomedical imaging with high sensitivity by stimulated Raman scattering microscopy,” Science 322(5909), 1857–1861 (2008).
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Khurgin, J. B.

Y. J. Ding and J. B. Khurgin, “Backward optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32(9), 1574–1582 (1996).
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Kieu, K. Q.

C. W. Freudiger, W. Yang, G. R. Holtom, N. Peyghambarian, X. S. Xie, and K. Q. Kieu, “Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy with a robust fibre laser source,” Nat. Photonics 8(2), 153–159 (2014).
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Klein, M. E.

M. E. Klein, A. Robertson, M. A. Tremont, R. Wallenstein, and K.-J. Boller, “Rapid infrared wavelength access with a picosecond PPLN OPO synchronously pumped by a mode-locked diode laser,” Appl. Phys. B 73(1), 1–10 (2001).
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Laurell, F.

Lefebvre, M.

Levenson, M. D.

B. Heiman, R. W. Hellwarth, M. D. Levenson, and G. Martin, “Raman-induced Kerr effect,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 36(4), 189–192 (1976).
[Crossref]

Lin, M.-W.

Lu, P.

Lu, S.

C. W. Freudiger, W. Min, B. G. Saar, S. Lu, G. R. Holtom, C. He, J. C. Tsai, J. X. Kang, and X. S. Xie, “Label-free biomedical imaging with high sensitivity by stimulated Raman scattering microscopy,” Science 322(5909), 1857–1861 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Magel, G. A.

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, “Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation: tuning and tolerances,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(11), 2631–2654 (1992).
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Manzoni, C.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[Crossref]

Marangoni, M.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[Crossref]

Martin, G.

B. Heiman, R. W. Hellwarth, M. D. Levenson, and G. Martin, “Raman-induced Kerr effect,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 36(4), 189–192 (1976).
[Crossref]

McGuinness, H. J.

McKinstrie, C. J.

Melkonian, J.-M.

Midorikawa, K.

Min, W.

C. W. Freudiger, W. Min, B. G. Saar, S. Lu, G. R. Holtom, C. He, J. C. Tsai, J. X. Kang, and X. S. Xie, “Label-free biomedical imaging with high sensitivity by stimulated Raman scattering microscopy,” Science 322(5909), 1857–1861 (2008).
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Montes, C.

G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, C. Canalias, and C. Montes, “Coherent phase-modulation transfer in counterpropagating parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 84(2), 023825 (2011).
[Crossref]

Mücke, O. D.

Nelson, K. A.

K. C. Huang, P. Bienstman, J. D. Joannopoulos, K. A. Nelson, and S. Fan, “Phonon-polariton excitations in photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter Mater. Phys. 68(7), 075209 (2003).
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Noack, F.

Pasiskevicius, V.

A. Zukauskas, G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, M. Fokine, and C. Canalias, “Fabrication of submicrometer quasi-phase-matched devices in KTP and RKTP,” Opt. Mater. Express 1(7), 1319–1325 (2011).
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G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and C. Canalias, “Self-established noncollinear oscillation and angular tuning in a quasi-phase-matched mirrorless optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(5), 051108 (2011).
[Crossref]

G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, C. Canalias, and C. Montes, “Coherent phase-modulation transfer in counterpropagating parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 84(2), 023825 (2011).
[Crossref]

C. Canalias and V. Pasiskevicius, “Mirrorless optical parametric oscillator,” Nat. Photonics 1(8), 459–462 (2007).
[Crossref]

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, and F. Laurell, “Broadly tunable picosecond narrowband pulses in a periodically-poled KTiOPO4 parametric amplifier,” Opt. Express 14(19), 8728–8736 (2006).
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F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, F. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, and F. Laurell, “Efficient femtosecond traveling-wave optical parametric amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO4.,” Opt. Lett. 24(24), 1874–1876 (1999).
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Pershan, P. S.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, and P. S. Pershan, “Interactions between light waves in a nonlinear dielectric,” Phys. Rev. 127(6), 1918–1939 (1962).
[Crossref]

Petrov, V.

Peyghambarian, N.

C. W. Freudiger, W. Yang, G. R. Holtom, N. Peyghambarian, X. S. Xie, and K. Q. Kieu, “Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy with a robust fibre laser source,” Nat. Photonics 8(2), 153–159 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Raybaut, M.

Raymer, M. G.

Robertson, A.

M. E. Klein, A. Robertson, M. A. Tremont, R. Wallenstein, and K.-J. Boller, “Rapid infrared wavelength access with a picosecond PPLN OPO synchronously pumped by a mode-locked diode laser,” Appl. Phys. B 73(1), 1–10 (2001).
[Crossref]

Rosenman, G.

K. Fradkin, A. Arie, A. Skliar, and G. Rosenman, “Tunable mid-infrared source by difference frequency generation in bulk periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(7), 914–916 (1999).
[Crossref]

Rotermund, F.

Saar, B. G.

C. W. Freudiger, W. Min, B. G. Saar, S. Lu, G. R. Holtom, C. He, J. C. Tsai, J. X. Kang, and X. S. Xie, “Label-free biomedical imaging with high sensitivity by stimulated Raman scattering microscopy,” Science 322(5909), 1857–1861 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Shi, W.

Y. J. Ding and W. Shi, “From backward THz difference-frequency generation to parametric oscillation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 12(3), 352–359 (2006).
[Crossref]

Skliar, A.

K. Fradkin, A. Arie, A. Skliar, and G. Rosenman, “Tunable mid-infrared source by difference frequency generation in bulk periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(7), 914–916 (1999).
[Crossref]

Spinelli, N.

Strömqvist, G.

A. Zukauskas, G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, M. Fokine, and C. Canalias, “Fabrication of submicrometer quasi-phase-matched devices in KTP and RKTP,” Opt. Mater. Express 1(7), 1319–1325 (2011).
[Crossref]

G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and C. Canalias, “Self-established noncollinear oscillation and angular tuning in a quasi-phase-matched mirrorless optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(5), 051108 (2011).
[Crossref]

G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, C. Canalias, and C. Montes, “Coherent phase-modulation transfer in counterpropagating parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 84(2), 023825 (2011).
[Crossref]

Sunney Xie, X.

A. Volkmer, J.-X. Cheng, and X. Sunney Xie, “Vibrational imaging with high sensitivity via epidetected coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87(2), 023901 (2001).
[Crossref]

Takahashi, E. J.

Thai, A.

Thomas, P. A.

Q. Jiang, P. A. Thomas, K. B. Hutton, and R. C. C. Ward, “Rb-doped potassium titanyl phosphate for periodic ferroelectric domain inversion,” J. Appl. Phys. 92(5), 2717–2723 (2002).
[Crossref]

Tiihonen, M.

Tremont, M. A.

M. E. Klein, A. Robertson, M. A. Tremont, R. Wallenstein, and K.-J. Boller, “Rapid infrared wavelength access with a picosecond PPLN OPO synchronously pumped by a mode-locked diode laser,” Appl. Phys. B 73(1), 1–10 (2001).
[Crossref]

Tsai, J. C.

C. W. Freudiger, W. Min, B. G. Saar, S. Lu, G. R. Holtom, C. He, J. C. Tsai, J. X. Kang, and X. S. Xie, “Label-free biomedical imaging with high sensitivity by stimulated Raman scattering microscopy,” Science 322(5909), 1857–1861 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Vanherzeele, H.

Villoresi, P.

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
[Crossref]

Volkmer, A.

J. X. Cheng, A. Volkmer, L. D. Book, and X. S. Xie, “An epi-detected coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (ECARS) microscope with high spectral resolution and high sensitivity,” J. Phys. Chem. B 105(7), 1277–1280 (2001).
[Crossref]

A. Volkmer, J.-X. Cheng, and X. Sunney Xie, “Vibrational imaging with high sensitivity via epidetected coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87(2), 023901 (2001).
[Crossref]

Wallenstein, R.

M. E. Klein, A. Robertson, M. A. Tremont, R. Wallenstein, and K.-J. Boller, “Rapid infrared wavelength access with a picosecond PPLN OPO synchronously pumped by a mode-locked diode laser,” Appl. Phys. B 73(1), 1–10 (2001).
[Crossref]

Wandel, S.

Ward, R. C. C.

Q. Jiang, P. A. Thomas, K. B. Hutton, and R. C. C. Ward, “Rb-doped potassium titanyl phosphate for periodic ferroelectric domain inversion,” J. Appl. Phys. 92(5), 2717–2723 (2002).
[Crossref]

Xie, X. S.

C. W. Freudiger, W. Yang, G. R. Holtom, N. Peyghambarian, X. S. Xie, and K. Q. Kieu, “Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy with a robust fibre laser source,” Nat. Photonics 8(2), 153–159 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. W. Freudiger, W. Min, B. G. Saar, S. Lu, G. R. Holtom, C. He, J. C. Tsai, J. X. Kang, and X. S. Xie, “Label-free biomedical imaging with high sensitivity by stimulated Raman scattering microscopy,” Science 322(5909), 1857–1861 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. X. Cheng, A. Volkmer, L. D. Book, and X. S. Xie, “An epi-detected coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (ECARS) microscope with high spectral resolution and high sensitivity,” J. Phys. Chem. B 105(7), 1277–1280 (2001).
[Crossref]

A. Zumbusch, G. R. Holtom, and X. S. Xie, “Three-dimensional vibrational imaging by coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82(20), 4142–4145 (1999).
[Crossref]

Xu, G.

Yang, W.

C. W. Freudiger, W. Yang, G. R. Holtom, N. Peyghambarian, X. S. Xie, and K. Q. Kieu, “Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy with a robust fibre laser source,” Nat. Photonics 8(2), 153–159 (2014).
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Yin, Y.

Zhang, Q.

Zukauskas, A.

Zumbusch, A.

A. Zumbusch, G. R. Holtom, and X. S. Xie, “Three-dimensional vibrational imaging by coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82(20), 4142–4145 (1999).
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Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

M. E. Klein, A. Robertson, M. A. Tremont, R. Wallenstein, and K.-J. Boller, “Rapid infrared wavelength access with a picosecond PPLN OPO synchronously pumped by a mode-locked diode laser,” Appl. Phys. B 73(1), 1–10 (2001).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, and C. Canalias, “Self-established noncollinear oscillation and angular tuning in a quasi-phase-matched mirrorless optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 98(5), 051108 (2011).
[Crossref]

S. E. Harris, “Proposed backward wave oscillation in the infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 9(3), 114–116 (1966).
[Crossref]

K. Fradkin, A. Arie, A. Skliar, and G. Rosenman, “Tunable mid-infrared source by difference frequency generation in bulk periodically poled KTiOPO4,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(7), 914–916 (1999).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

M. M. Fejer, G. A. Magel, D. H. Jundt, and R. L. Byer, “Quasi-phase-matched second harmonic generation: tuning and tolerances,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28(11), 2631–2654 (1992).
[Crossref]

Y. J. Ding and W. Shi, “From backward THz difference-frequency generation to parametric oscillation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 12(3), 352–359 (2006).
[Crossref]

Y. J. Ding and J. B. Khurgin, “Backward optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32(9), 1574–1582 (1996).
[Crossref]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

Q. Jiang, P. A. Thomas, K. B. Hutton, and R. C. C. Ward, “Rb-doped potassium titanyl phosphate for periodic ferroelectric domain inversion,” J. Appl. Phys. 92(5), 2717–2723 (2002).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. (1)

D. Brida, C. Manzoni, G. Cirmi, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri, and G. Cerullo, “Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers,” J. Opt. 12(1), 013001 (2010).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

J. Phys. Chem. B (1)

J. X. Cheng, A. Volkmer, L. D. Book, and X. S. Xie, “An epi-detected coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (ECARS) microscope with high spectral resolution and high sensitivity,” J. Phys. Chem. B 105(7), 1277–1280 (2001).
[Crossref]

Nat. Photonics (2)

C. W. Freudiger, W. Yang, G. R. Holtom, N. Peyghambarian, X. S. Xie, and K. Q. Kieu, “Stimulated Raman scattering microscopy with a robust fibre laser source,” Nat. Photonics 8(2), 153–159 (2014).
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C. Canalias and V. Pasiskevicius, “Mirrorless optical parametric oscillator,” Nat. Photonics 1(8), 459–462 (2007).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Opt. Mater. Express (1)

Phys. Rev. (1)

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, and P. S. Pershan, “Interactions between light waves in a nonlinear dielectric,” Phys. Rev. 127(6), 1918–1939 (1962).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

G. Strömqvist, V. Pasiskevicius, C. Canalias, and C. Montes, “Coherent phase-modulation transfer in counterpropagating parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 84(2), 023825 (2011).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter Mater. Phys. (1)

K. C. Huang, P. Bienstman, J. D. Joannopoulos, K. A. Nelson, and S. Fan, “Phonon-polariton excitations in photonic crystals,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter Mater. Phys. 68(7), 075209 (2003).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

A. Zumbusch, G. R. Holtom, and X. S. Xie, “Three-dimensional vibrational imaging by coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 82(20), 4142–4145 (1999).
[Crossref]

B. Heiman, R. W. Hellwarth, M. D. Levenson, and G. Martin, “Raman-induced Kerr effect,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 36(4), 189–192 (1976).
[Crossref]

A. Volkmer, J.-X. Cheng, and X. Sunney Xie, “Vibrational imaging with high sensitivity via epidetected coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87(2), 023901 (2001).
[Crossref]

Science (1)

C. W. Freudiger, W. Min, B. G. Saar, S. Lu, G. R. Holtom, C. He, J. C. Tsai, J. X. Kang, and X. S. Xie, “Label-free biomedical imaging with high sensitivity by stimulated Raman scattering microscopy,” Science 322(5909), 1857–1861 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Illustration of the experimental setup with the BWOPO and the OPA crystals.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 (a) Signal and total efficiency, for the BWOPO; (b) Normalized spectra of the BWOPO signal for two pump energies and idler spectrum for a pump energy of 100.4 µJ (recorded with a Yokogawa AQ6376 spectrometer, 0.1 nm resolution). (c) Normalized spectra of the BWOPO pump for different pump energies, showing the pump depletion.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 (a) OPG spectrum; (b) Spectrum of the OPA seed (black curve) and the OPA signal (purple curve) showing the amplification process.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Cross-correlation measurements for the pump pulse, the BWOPO signal and the amplified OPA signal.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 (a) Tuning of the idler wavelength for different delays of the OPA pump. The BWOPO idler spectrum is shown with the dashed red line. (b) Frequency of the tunable OPA idler and the BWOPO idler for different pump delays. The 0 delay corresponds to the middle of the tuning range.

Equations (4)

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ω i '= β 1,s β 1,p β 1,s + β 1,i ω i ''= β 2,s β 2,p ω i ' 2 ( β 2,i β 2,s )2 ω i ' β 2,s β 1,s + β 1,i
ω i (t,Δt)= ω p ω s + α p t α s (t+Δt) ω p ω s α s Δt,
δ ν i,OPA = 1 2π ( α s τ s α p ( τ s L( β 1,p β 1,s ) ) ),
Δ ω p =Δ ω i ν gp ( ν gi + ν gs ) ( ν gi ( ν gs ν gp ) ) ,

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