23 February 2004 Efficient CO2 frequency doubling with Hg1-xCdxGa2S4
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Proceedings Volume 5397, Tenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics. Part II: Laser Sensing and Atmospheric Physics; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.548598
Event: Tenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics, 2003, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Abstract
As it is known well, using of frequency doubling in differential absorption CO2 laser lidars increases the number of atmospheric gases under the control. Additional improvement in potential and gas analyses accuracy, technical and exploitation parameters has to be waited for with design of frequency doublers with more efficient nonlinear crystals. In this work for the first time detailed investigation results are represented on physial properties of new mixed nonlinear crystals grown in accordance with diagram HgGa2S4:CdGa2S4→Hg1-xCdxGa2S4, phase-matching and potential efficiencies of second harmonic generation, so as on results of experimental investigation of TEA and mini TEA CO2 laser frequency doubling with it use. In spite of two time lower nonlinear susceptibility coefficients of both parent crystals in comparison with most efficient middle IR crystals high efficiency of frequency doubling is fixed in mixed crystals at room temperature. It is tree time in comparison with frequency doubling with, for example, popular ZnGeP2 and 5.5 time with AgGaSe2. These advantages are reached because realization of optimal non-critical phase-matching by choose of mixing ratio x=0.5, so as 2.3 time higher damage threshold, lower phonon absorption at CO2 laser wavelengths and lower meanings of refractive indexes at fundamental and second harmonic wavelengths. Exploitation parameters of mixed Hg1-xCdxGa2S4 crystal doublers are not worse than parameters of doublers with well-known crystals.
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Deming Ren, Jinzhe Huang, Xiaoyong Hu, Yanchen Qu, Yuri M. Andreev, Pavel P. Geiko, Valerii V. Badikov, "Efficient CO2 frequency doubling with Hg1-xCdxGa2S4", Proc. SPIE 5397, Tenth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics. Part II: Laser Sensing and Atmospheric Physics, (23 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548598; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.548598
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