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Monolithic semiconductor mid-IR optical parametric oscillators with modal phase matching
Author(s): R. M. Lammert; S. W. Oh; M. L. Osowski; C. Panja; P. T. Rudy; T. Stakelon; J. E. Ungar
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6216, Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security II, 62160P (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666294
Show Author Affiliations
R. M. Lammert, Quintessence Photonics Corp. (United States)
S. W. Oh, Quintessence Photonics Corp. (United States)
M. L. Osowski, Quintessence Photonics Corp. (United States)
C. Panja, Quintessence Photonics Corp. (United States)
P. T. Rudy, Quintessence Photonics Corp. (United States)
T. Stakelon, Quintessence Photonics Corp. (United States)
J. E. Ungar, Quintessence Photonics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6216:
Laser Source and System Technology for Defense and Security II
Gary L. Wood; Mark A. Dubinskii, Editor(s)

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