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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1996
  • pp: 773–775

Frequency doubling of mid-infrared radiation in gallium selenide

J. M. Auerhammer and E. R. Eliel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 773-775 (1996)

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Gallium selenide has been used as a frequency doubler for the output of a high-power, short-pulse, mid-infrared free-electron laser. Internal conversion efficiencies up to 36% have been achieved in the wavelength range from 6.3 to 12 μm. The second-harmonic output was stable over many hours at peak power levels of 1– 2 MW.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 16, 1995
Published: June 10, 1996

J. M. Auerhammer and E. R. Eliel, "Frequency doubling of mid-infrared radiation in gallium selenide," Opt. Lett. 21, 773-775 (1996)

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