We review the optical properties of the mixed crystal CdxHg1-xGa2S4, propose three different potential applications, and present first experimental results on femtosecond optical parametric amplification in the mid-IR between 5.5 and 8 µm.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
F. Rotermund and V. v. Petrov, " Properties and application of the solid solution CdxHg1-xGa2S4 as a nonlinear optical crystal," in Nonlinear Optics: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications, A. Sawchuk, ed., Vol. 79 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2002), paper WC8.
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