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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1010–1012

16-μm infrared generation by difference-frequency mixing in diffusion-bonded-stacked GaAs

D. Zheng, L.A. Gordon, Y. S. Wu, R. S. Feigelson, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, and K. L. Vodopyanov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 13, pp. 1010-1012 (1998)

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Tunable 90-ps 15.6–17.6-μm coherent radiation was generated by means of difference-frequency mixing in diffusion-bonded-stacked GaAs. The sample consisted of 24 alternately rotated layers with a total length of 6 mm and with low optical loss to achieve third-order quasi-phase matching. The wavelength-tuning curve was close to the theoretical prediction, demonstrating that the bonding process maintained nonlinear optical phase matching over the entire interaction length. Maximum conversion efficiency of 0.7%, or 5% internal quantum efficiency, was measured at 16.6μm, consistent with the theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.7070) Nonlinear optics : Two-wave mixing

D. Zheng, L.A. Gordon, Y. S. Wu, R. S. Feigelson, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, and K. L. Vodopyanov, "16-μm infrared generation by difference-frequency mixing in diffusion-bonded-stacked GaAs," Opt. Lett. 23, 1010-1012 (1998)

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