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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1567–1571

Generation of tunable coherent far-infrared waves based on backward optical parametric oscillation in gallium selenide

Y. J. Ding and J. B. Khurgin  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 1567-1571 (1998)

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We show that it is possible to use backward optical parametric oscillation in GaSe to obtain tunable output in the 13–20-μm range with the minimum threshold intensity as low as a few 108 W/cm2. We may be able to use this configuration to achieve large amplification factors for a coherent weak beam in the far-infrared region. It is also possible to generate coherent far-infrared waves in the presence of pump and signal waves.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Y. J. Ding and J. B. Khurgin, "Generation of tunable coherent far-infrared waves based on backward optical parametric oscillation in gallium selenide," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1567-1571 (1998)

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