Applied Physics B

, 124:133 | Cite as

A narrowband infrared source based on orientation-patterned GaAs for standoff detection of chemicals

  • J. Armougom
  • J.-M. MelkonianEmail author
  • J.-B. Dherbecourt
  • M. Raybaut
  • A. Grisard
  • E. Lallier
  • B. Gérard
  • B. Faure
  • G. Souhaité
  • B. Boulanger
  • A. Godard
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Mid-infrared and THz Laser Sources and Applications


This paper presents our work on a pulsed single-frequency tunable optical parametric oscillator based on orientation-patterned gallium arsenide. Owing to crystal temperature tuning, this source covers the 10.2–11.2 and 7.6–8.6 \(\upmu \hbox {m}\) ranges in single-longitudinal mode operation with a linewidth below 30 MHz. Standoff detection of ammonia around 10.35 and 10.5 \(\upmu \hbox {m}\) is performed by implementing this source in an Integrated Path Differential Absorption Lidar (IP-DIAL) setup.



We acknowledge the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche and Direction Générale de l’Armement for partial funding (ANR-11 ASTR-016). The authors would like to thank Jean-François Lampin and his team from IEMN (Lille, France) for lending us a CW DFB-QCL.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Armougom
    • 1
  • J.-M. Melkonian
    • 1
    Email author
  • J.-B. Dherbecourt
    • 1
  • M. Raybaut
    • 1
  • A. Grisard
    • 2
  • E. Lallier
    • 2
  • B. Gérard
    • 3
  • B. Faure
    • 4
  • G. Souhaité
    • 4
  • B. Boulanger
    • 5
  • A. Godard
    • 1
  1. 1.ONERA-The French Aerospace LabPalaiseau CedexFrance
  2. 2.Thales Research and TechnologyPalaiseauFrance
  3. 3.III-V LabPalaiseauFrance
  4. 4.Teem PhotonicsMeylanFrance
  5. 5.Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, Institut NéelGrenobleFrance

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