Measurement of the key thermo-optic properties of AgGaSe2 in the temperature range below 300 K is reported. Values of these properties on cooling become favorable for the higher average-power operation of nonlinear optical frequency converters using this material.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 4, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2004
Published: May 1, 2005
R. L. Aggarwal and T. Y. Fan, "Thermal diffusivity, specific heat, thermal conductivity, coefficient of thermal expansion, and refractive-index change with temperature in AgGaSe2," Appl. Opt. 44, 2673-2677 (2005)