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1 November 2009 Optical probes of orientation-patterned ZnSe quasi-phase-matched devices
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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 optical mixing processes.
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Gary S. Kanner, Mike L. Marable, Narsingh B. Singh, Andre Berghmans, David A. Kahler, Brian P. Wagner, A. Lin, Martin M. Fejer, James S. Harris Jr., and Kenneth L. Schepler "Optical probes of orientation-patterned ZnSe quasi-phase-matched devices," Optical Engineering 48(11), 114201 (1 November 2009).
Published: 1 November 2009

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