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Potential of CdSiP2 for enabling mid-infrared laser sources
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Paper Abstract

Laser sources operating near a wavelength of four microns are important for a broad range of space and airborne applications. Efficient solid-state laser sources, demonstrating the highest output power, are based upon nonlinear optical (NLO) conversion using the NLO crystal ZnGeP2. However, a related NLO crystal, CdSiP2, is now under investigation by several groups around the world. A comparison of its figure of merit for high-power handling with other NLO candidates indicates its potential for higher performance. In addition, the crystal’s characteristics as well as efforts to understand the crystal’s defects that presently limit NLO performance are briefly discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9616, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments IX, 96160W (1 September 2015);
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F. Kenneth Hopkins, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Shekhar Guha, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Bruce Claflin, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Peter G. Schunemann, BAE Systems (United States)
Kevin T. Zawilski, BAE Systems (United States)
Nancy C. Giles, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Larry E. Halliburton, West Virginia Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9616:
Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments IX
Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona, Editor(s)

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