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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2010
  • pp: 4142–4144

Optical parametric generation in CdSiP 2

O. Chalus, P. G. Schunemann, K. T. Zawilski, J. Biegert, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 24, pp. 4142-4144 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.004142


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Abstract

We report efficient generation of picosecond pulses in the near- and mid-IR in the new nonlinear material CdSiP 2 pumped at 1.064 μm by an amplified mode-locked Nd: YVO 4 laser at a 100 kHz repetition rate. By using single-pass optical parametric generation in 8-mm-long crystal cut for type I ( e o o ) noncritical phase matching, an average idler power of 154 mW at 6.204 μm together with 1.16 W of signal at 1.282 μm has been obtained for 6.1 W of pump at photon conversion efficiencies of 15% and 23%, respectively. Signal pulse durations of 6.36 ps are measured for 9 ps pump pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2010
Published: December 10, 2010

Citation
O. Chalus, P. G. Schunemann, K. T. Zawilski, J. Biegert, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, "Optical parametric generation in CdSiP2," Opt. Lett. 35, 4142-4144 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-24-4142

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