13 February 2008 Optical probes of orientation-patterned ZnSe quasi-phase-matched devices
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Abstract
Orientation-patterned zinc selenide (OPZnSe) is a unique quasi-phase-matched nonlinear optical material for enabling frequency conversion from visible to long-wave infrared wavelengths. We have fabricated and tested OPZnSe devices over a wide spectral range. Single crystal OPZnSe films of greater than 1 mm thickness were grown and characterized for optical loss showing an attenuation coefficient less than 0.05 cm-1 from 1 to 12 μm. We demonstrated nonlinear frequency conversion in the near infrared, mid-infrared, and long-wave infrared in these devices through a variety of nonlinear mixing processes.
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G. S. Kanner, G. S. Kanner, M. L. Marable, M. L. Marable, N. B. Singh, N. B. Singh, A. Berghmans, A. Berghmans, D. Kahler, D. Kahler, B. Wagner, B. Wagner, A. Lin, A. Lin, M. M. Fejer, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, J. S. Harris, K. L. Schepler, K. L. Schepler, } "Optical probes of orientation-patterned ZnSe quasi-phase-matched devices", Proc. SPIE 6875, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications VII, 68750I (13 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.768553; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.768553
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