We report on the generation of coherent mid-infrared radiation around 5.85 μm by difference frequency generation (DFG) of a continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm and a diode laser at 1301 nm in an orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP) crystal. We provide the first characterization of the linear, thermo-optic, and nonlinear properties of OP-GaP in a DFG configuration. Moreover, by comparing the experimental efficiency to Gaussian beam DFG theory, we derive an effective nonlinear coefficient d=17(3)  pm/V for first-order quasi-phase-matched OP-GaP. The temperature and signal wavelength tuning curves are in qualitative agreement with theoretical modeling.

Difference frequency generation in the mid-infrared with orientation-patterned gallium phosphide crystals / Insero, Giacomo; Clivati, Cecilia; D'Ambrosio, Davide; Natale, Paolo De; Santambrogio, Gabriele; Schunemann, Peter G; Zondy, Jean-Jacques; Borri, Simone. - In: OPTICS LETTERS. - ISSN 0146-9592. - 41:21(2016), p. 5114-5117. [10.1364/OL.41.005114]

Difference frequency generation in the mid-infrared with orientation-patterned gallium phosphide crystals

Clivati, Cecilia;Santambrogio, Gabriele;
2016

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We report on the generation of coherent mid-infrared radiation around 5.85 μm by difference frequency generation (DFG) of a continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser at 1064 nm and a diode laser at 1301 nm in an orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP) crystal. We provide the first characterization of the linear, thermo-optic, and nonlinear properties of OP-GaP in a DFG configuration. Moreover, by comparing the experimental efficiency to Gaussian beam DFG theory, we derive an effective nonlinear coefficient d=17(3)  pm/V for first-order quasi-phase-matched OP-GaP. The temperature and signal wavelength tuning curves are in qualitative agreement with theoretical modeling.
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