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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 3 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 316–320

BaGa4S7: wide-bandgap phase-matchable nonlinear crystal for the mid-infrared

Valeriy Badikov, Dmitrii Badikov, Galina Shevyrdyaeva, Aleksey Tyazhev, Georgi Marchev, Vladimir Panyutin, Frank Noack, Valentin Petrov, and Albert Kwasniewski  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 316-320 (2011)

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We report measurements of the transparency, nonlinear coefficients and damage threshold of BaGa4S7 grown by the Bridgman-Stockbarger technique. We also present calculations showing that this crystal is phase-matchable for down conversion into the mid-IR starting from a pump wavelength of 1064 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optical Materials

Original Manuscript: March 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2011
Published: June 1, 2011

Valeriy Badikov, Dmitrii Badikov, Galina Shevyrdyaeva, Aleksey Tyazhev, Georgi Marchev, Vladimir Panyutin, Frank Noack, Valentin Petrov, and Albert Kwasniewski, "BaGa4S7: wide-bandgap phase-matchable nonlinear crystal for the mid-infrared," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 316-320 (2011)

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