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12 May 2006 Monolithic semiconductor mid-IR optical parametric oscillators with modal phase matching
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We present theoretical analysis and experimental data from a monolithic semiconductor laser and optical parametric oscillator device which generates near-infrared laser beam and converts it to a longer mid-infrared wavelength by modal phase matching. The device design exploits the strong optical nonlinearity and transparency of III-V compound semiconductors while achieving phase matching of the near-infrared pump beam to the mid-infrared product beam(s). These devices have the potential to dramatically improve the CW Mid-IR power available at room temperature from monolithic semiconductor lasers, making them ideal for a broad range of applications including infrared countermeasures, detecting chemical weapons, imaging, and fog-penetrating optical communications.
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R. M. Lammert, S. W. Oh, M. L. Osowski, C. Panja, P. T. Rudy, T. Stakelon, and J. E. Ungar "Monolithic semiconductor mid-IR optical parametric oscillators with modal phase matching", Proc. SPIE 6216, Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security II, 62160P (12 May 2006);


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