High-power asynchronous midinfrared optical parametric oscillator frequency combs

Zhaowei Zhang*, Xiaohui Fang, Tom Gardiner, Derryck Telford Reid

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We introduce a new stabilization scheme providing a pair of high-power, carrier-envelope-offset (CEO) frequency-stabilized, broadband, asynchronous frequency combs operating at 3.3 mu m. The two channels, each with 100 mW average power and originating from a single synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator, share all the components for midinfrared generation and CEO-frequency detection, and can be stabilized independently at repetition frequencies up to 5 kHz apart. This unique source is fully compatible with midinfrared dual-comb spectroscopy, and the approach can be readily extended to other wavelengths. (C) 2013 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2077-2079
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2013




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