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Continuous-wave difference frequency generation in the mid-infrared with orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP) crystals
Author(s): G. Insero; C. Clivati; D. D'Ambrosio; P. De Natale; G. Santambrogio; P. G. Schunemann; J.-J. Zondy; S. Borri
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Paper Abstract

Orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP) crystals are used here for the first time for the generation of continuous-wave coherent mid-infrared radiation around 5.85 μm by difference frequency generation (DFG) of a Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm and a diode-laser at 1301 nm. We provide the first characterization of the linear, thermo-optic and nonlinear properties of OP-GaP in a DFG configuration, and we derive an effective nonlinear coefficient deff = 17 pm/V (3) for first-order quasi-phase-matched OP-GaP. This novel nonlinear material can be used to referenced the mid-IR light to a frequency standard by locking the pump and signal laser to a near-IR optical frequency comb.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10088, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVI, 100880W (20 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2251334
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G. Insero, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Lab. Europeo di Spettroscopie Non-Lineari (Italy)
C. Clivati, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (Italy)
D. D'Ambrosio, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (Italy)
P. De Natale, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Lab. Europeo di Spettroscopie Non-Lineari (Italy)
G. Santambrogio, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Lab. Europeo di Spettroscopie Non-Lineari (Italy)
Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (Italy)
P. G. Schunemann, BAE Systems (United States)
J.-J. Zondy, Nazarbaev Univ. (Kazakhstan)
S. Borri, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Lab Europeo di Spettroscopie Non-Lineari (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10088:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVI
Konstantin L. Vodopyanov; Kenneth L. Schepler, Editor(s)

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