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Review of the development of nonlinear materials for mid-IR generation
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A review of the development of nonlinear materials suitable for use in the mid-IR (3 to 5 μm) is presented. This examines the properties, performance, limitations and availability of a range of materials, including birefringently phasematched crystals and engineered quasi-phasematched materials. Higher-order nonlinear processes in alternative materials are also considered and a discussion on material suitability for down-conversion of near-IR lasers into the mid-IR to meet various application requirements is also presented.

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Date Published: 2 October 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7115, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures V, 71150N (2 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803567
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Paul D. Mason, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Laurent F. Michaille, QinetiQ Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7115:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures V
David H. Titterton; Mark A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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