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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1998
  • pp: 561–564

Thermo-optic dispersion formula of AgGaSe2 and its practical applications

Eiko Tanaka and Kiyoshi Kato  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 561-564 (1998)

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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.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide
(160.6840) Materials : Thermo-optical materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Original Manuscript: April 3, 1997
Published: January 20, 1998

Eiko Tanaka and Kiyoshi Kato, "Thermo-optic dispersion formula of AgGaSe2 and its practical applications," Appl. Opt. 37, 561-564 (1998)

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