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High efficiency mid-infrared OPO based on low-loss orientation-patterned GaAs samples (OP-GaAs)
Author(s): David Faye; Eric Lallier; Arnaud Grisard; Bruno Gérard; Christelle Kieleck; Antoine Hirth
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear optical materials play a key role in the development of coherent sources of radiation as they permit the frequency conversion of mature solid-state lasers into spectral ranges where lasers do not exist or perform poorly. The availability of efficient quasi-phasematched infrared materials is thus considered as important for the development of several optronics applications. This paper will review the recent progresses achieved with thick Orientation-Patterned GaAs structures. We will present results obtained in growing a 500 μm thick layer on 2 cm long structures with low optical losses (less than 0.02 cm-1). This loss coefficient is low enough to allow the operation of a highly efficient GaAs OPO in the Mid-IR range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6875, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications VII, 68750G (13 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.762894
Show Author Affiliations
David Faye, Thales Research and Technology (France)
Eric Lallier, Thales Research and Technology (France)
Arnaud Grisard, Thales Research and Technology (France)
Bruno Gérard, Thales Research and Technology (France)
Christelle Kieleck, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France)
Antoine Hirth, Institut Franco-Allemand de Recherches de Saint-Louis (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6875:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications VII
Peter E. Powers, Editor(s)

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