Difference frequency generation in the mid-infrared with orientation-patterned gallium phosphide crystals

Giacomo Insero, Cecilia Clivati, Davide D'Ambrosio, Paolo De Natale, Gabriele Santambrogio, Peter G. Schunemann, Jean Jacques Zondy, Simone Borri

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    Abstract

    We report on the generation of coherent mid-infrared radiation around 5.85 μm by difference frequency generation (DFG) of a continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm and a diode laser at 1301 nm in an orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP) crystal. We provide the first characterization of the linear, thermo-optic, and nonlinear properties of OP-GaP in a DFG configuration. Moreover, by comparing the experimental efficiency to Gaussian beam DFG theory, we derive an effective nonlinear coefficient d = 17(3) pm/V for first-order quasi-phase-matched OP-GaP. The temperature and signal wavelength tuning curves are in qualitative agreement with theoretical modeling.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5114-5117
    Number of pages4
    JournalOptics Letters
    Volume41
    Issue number21
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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