Lasers and Laser Optics

Optical probes of orientation-patterned ZnSe quasi-phase-matched devices

[+] Author Affiliations
Gary S. Kanner, Michael L. Marable

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems,600 Hicks Road, Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008

Narsingh B. Singh, Andre Berghmans, David Kahler, Brian Wagner

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems,1212 Winterson Road, Linthicum, Maryland 21090

Angie Lin, Martin M. Fejer, James S. Harris

Stanford University,E.L. Gintzon Laboratory, Stanford, California 94305

Kenneth L. Schepler

Air Force Research Laboratory/RYJW,2241 Avionics Circle, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433

Opt. Eng. 48(11), 114201 (November 18, 2009). doi:10.1117/1.3257266
History: Received May 18, 2009; Revised September 02, 2009; Accepted September 05, 2009; Published November 18, 2009; Online November 18, 2009
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Orientation-patterned zinc selenide (OPZnSe) is a unique quasi-phase-matched nonlinear optical material for enabling frequency conversion from visible to long-wave infrared wavelengths. We have fabricated and tested OPZnSe devices over a wide spectral range. Single-crystal OPZnSe films of greater than 1mm thickness were grown and characterized for optical loss showing an attenuation coefficient less than 0.05cm1 from 1to12μm. We demonstrated nonlinear frequency conversion in the near infrared, mid-infrared, and long-wave infrared in these devices through a variety of nonlinear optical mixing processes.

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Gary S. Kanner ; Michael L. Marable ; Narsingh B. Singh ; Andre Berghmans ; David Kahler, et al.
"Optical probes of orientation-patterned ZnSe quasi-phase-matched devices", Opt. Eng. 48(11), 114201 (November 18, 2009). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3257266

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