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Nonlinear Optical Processes For The Mid-IR Region
Author(s): K. L. Schepler; N. P. Barnes
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Paper Abstract

The 2 - 5 micron (mid-IR) region is of interest for a number of applications. Efficient up conversion and down conversion techniques are being developed to obtain optical sources at mid-IR wavelengths. These techniques are reviewed and recent results using AgGaSe2 are reported. Gain in AgGaSe2 as high as 13 has been observed with a pump wavelength of 1.73 microns and a signar wavelength of 3.39 microns. Optical parametric oscillation in the 2.9 - 6.8 micron region has also been demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1062, Laser Applications in Meteorology and Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing, (25 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951867
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K. L. Schepler, Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories (United States)
N. P. Barnes, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1062:
Laser Applications in Meteorology and Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Martin M. Sokoloski, Editor(s)

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