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New mid-infrared optical sources based on isotropic semiconductors (zinc selenide and gallium arsenide) using total internal reflection quasi-phase-matching
Author(s): R. Haidar; Philippe Kupecek; Emmanuel Rosencher; Robert Triboulet; Ph. Lemasson
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Paper Abstract

The French aerospace agency is involved in the realization of compact solid-state coherent sources, such as optical parametric oscillators (OPO), using new materials, such as highly non-linearly efficient semiconductors (ZnSe, GaAs or InP). However, since these materials are optically isotropic, they require new phase-matching techniques. We report the quasi-phase matched difference frequency generation in isotropic semiconductors using total internal reflection. We made use of large Fresnel birefringence at reflection between the signal and idler wave outputs of an OPO. Large tunability (between 8 and 13 μm) is demonstrated. Agreement between theoretical expectation and experimental results is excellent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5136, Solid State Crystals 2002: Crystalline Materials for Optoelectronics, (22 October 2003);
Show Author Affiliations
R. Haidar, ONERA (France)
Philippe Kupecek, ONERA (France)
Emmanuel Rosencher, ONERA (France)
Robert Triboulet, CNRS (France)
Ph. Lemasson, CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5136:
Solid State Crystals 2002: Crystalline Materials for Optoelectronics
Jaroslaw Rutkowski; Antoni Rogalski, Editor(s)

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