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Zinc selenide: an extraordinarily nonlinear material
Author(s): Christopher B. Marble; Sean P. O'Connor; Dawson T. Nodurft; Vladislav V. Yakovlev; Andrew W. Wharmby
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Paper Abstract

Zinc Selenide (ZnSe) has long been recognized as a nonlinear optical material and is used in many optoelectronic devices such as light emitting diodes. ZnSe is known for its remarkably wide transmission range for infrared radiation leading to its use in infrared laser applications. In this report, we discuss higher order harmonic generation when exposing ZnSe to tunable femtosecond mid-IR laser pulses with wavelengths ranging from 2.7 μm to 8.0 μm and pulse energies between 3 and 17 μJ. Higher order harmonic generation was in some instances strong enough to be directly seen by the unaided eye. We also compare these results with measurements taken for other optical materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10528, Optical Components and Materials XV, 105281X (22 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2291305
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher B. Marble, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Consortium Research Fellows Program (United States)
Sean P. O'Connor, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Engility Corp. (United States)
Dawson T. Nodurft, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Engility Corp. (United States)
Vladislav V. Yakovlev, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Andrew W. Wharmby, 711th Human Performance Wing (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10528:
Optical Components and Materials XV
Shibin Jiang; Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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