The thermo-optic constants of AgGaSe2 have been measured at 2.052, 3.3913, 5.2955, and 10.5910 μm. These results combined with values reported in the literature were used to construct the thermo-optic dispersion formula that correctly reproduces the temperature-dependent phase-matching conditions for second-harmonic generation and sum-frequency generation of a CO2 laser as well as the thermally induced lensing effects for the 2.05-μm pumped parametric oscillators.
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Eiko Tanaka and Kiyoshi Kato, "Thermo-Optic Dispersion Formula of AgGaSe2 and Its Practical Applications," Appl. Opt. 37, 561-564 (1998)