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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2003
  • pp: 4335–4340

Linear and nonlinear optical properties of ZnGeP2 crystal for infrared laser device applications: revisited

Subhasis Das, Gopal C. Bhar, Sudipto Gangopadhyay, and Chittaranjan Ghosh  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 21, pp. 4335-4340 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.004335


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Abstract

Measurement of refractive indices in the spectral bands 9–11 µm and 1.32 µm from a cw CO2 laser and a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, respectively, is reported in a ZnGeP2 crystal. A new set of Sellmeier dispersion relations has been derived from the measured refractive indices data in this crystal. Second-harmonic generation (SHG) of CO2 laser radiation in this crystal is also reported. It is also seen that the previously reported phase-matching data for others experiments in SHG and optical parametric devices is explained satisfactorily with this new set of Sellmeier dispersion relation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

History
Original Manuscript: August 23, 2002
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2003
Published: July 20, 2003

Citation
Subhasis Das, Gopal C. Bhar, Sudipto Gangopadhyay, and Chittaranjan Ghosh, "Linear and nonlinear optical properties of ZnGeP2 crystal for infrared laser device applications: revisited," Appl. Opt. 42, 4335-4340 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-21-4335


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