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Optical probes of orientation-patterned ZnSe quasi-phase-matched devices
Author(s): 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; Kenneth L. Schepler
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Paper 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 optical mixing processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2009
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 48(11) 114201 doi: 10.1117/1.3257266
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 48, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Gary S. Kanner, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (United States)
Mike L. Marable, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (United States)
Narsingh B. Singh, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (United States)
Andre Berghmans, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (United States)
David A. Kahler, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (United States)
Brian P. Wagner, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (United States)
A. Lin, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Martin M. Fejer, Stanford Univ. (United States)
James S. Harris, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Kenneth L. Schepler, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

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