Abstract

We demonstrate longwave infrared (LWIR) generation with an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on quasi-phasematched orientation-patterned gallium arsenide (OPGaAs). The OPGaAs OPO was directly pumped with a Q-switched λ = 2.054 μm Tm,Ho:YLF laser. OPGaAs samples representing three different grating periods were used to explore the LWIR OPO performance yielding outputs ranging from λ = 2.5-2.7 μm (signal) and λ = 8.8-11.5 μm (idler). Slope efficiencies for the combined signal and idler outputs reach as high as 26% while slope efficiencies for only the idler reached 8%. Spectral measurements of OPO output confirm good agreement with theoretical calculations.

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  1. R. D. Peterson, D. Whelan, D. Bliss, and C. Lynch, “Improved material quality and OPO performance in OPGaAs,” Proc. SPIE7197, 719709 (2009).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  3. T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, and G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett.27(8), 628–630 (2002).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
  6. L. A. Gordon, G. L. Woods, R. C. Eckardt, R. K. Route, R. S. Feigelson, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Diffusion bonded stacked GaAs for Quasi-phase matched Second-Harmonic Generation of a Carbon Dioxide laser,” Electron. Lett.29(22), 1942–1944 (1993).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  9. O. Levi, T. J. Pinguet, T. Skauli, L. A. Eyres, K. R. Parameswaran, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, T. J. Kulp, S. E. Bisson, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, and L. Becouarn, “Difference frequency generation of 8- µm radiation in orientation- patterned GaAs,” Opt. Lett.27(23), 2091–2093 (2002).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, and E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE5620, 63–69 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  11. W. C. Hurlbut, Y. S. Lee, K. L. Vodopyanov, P. S. Kuo, and M. M. Fejer, “Multiphoton absorption and nonlinear refraction of GaAs in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Lett.32(6), 668–670 (2007).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, and M. M. Fejer, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys.94, 6447–6455 (2003).
    [CrossRef]

2010

C. Kieleck, A. Hildenbrand, M. Eichhorn, D. Faye, E. Lallier, B. Gerard, and S. D. Jackson, “OP-GaAs OPO Pumped by 2μm Q-switched Lasers: Tm;Ho:Silica Fiber Laser and Ho:YAG Laser,” Proc. SPIE7836, 783607, 783607-8 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

R. D. Peterson, D. Whelan, D. Bliss, and C. Lynch, “Improved material quality and OPO performance in OPGaAs,” Proc. SPIE7197, 719709 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2007

2006

D. F. Bliss, C. Lynch, D. Weyburne, K. O’Hearn, and J. S. Bailey, “Epitaxial growth of thick GaAs on orientation-patterned wafers for nonlinear optical applications,” J. Cryst. Growth287(2), 673–678 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2004

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, and E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, and M. M. Fejer, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys.94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

1993

L. A. Gordon, G. L. Woods, R. C. Eckardt, R. K. Route, R. S. Feigelson, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Diffusion bonded stacked GaAs for Quasi-phase matched Second-Harmonic Generation of a Carbon Dioxide laser,” Electron. Lett.29(22), 1942–1944 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1976

A. Szilagyi, A. Hordvik, and H. Schlossberg, “A quasi-phase-matching technique for efficient optical mixing and frequency doubling,” J. Appl. Phys.47(5), 2025–2032 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Arisholm, G.

Bailey, J. S.

D. F. Bliss, C. Lynch, D. Weyburne, K. O’Hearn, and J. S. Bailey, “Epitaxial growth of thick GaAs on orientation-patterned wafers for nonlinear optical applications,” J. Cryst. Growth287(2), 673–678 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Becouarn, L.

Bisson, S. E.

Bliss, D.

R. D. Peterson, D. Whelan, D. Bliss, and C. Lynch, “Improved material quality and OPO performance in OPGaAs,” Proc. SPIE7197, 719709 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bliss, D. F.

D. F. Bliss, C. Lynch, D. Weyburne, K. O’Hearn, and J. S. Bailey, “Epitaxial growth of thick GaAs on orientation-patterned wafers for nonlinear optical applications,” J. Cryst. Growth287(2), 673–678 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Byer, R. L.

L. A. Gordon, G. L. Woods, R. C. Eckardt, R. K. Route, R. S. Feigelson, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Diffusion bonded stacked GaAs for Quasi-phase matched Second-Harmonic Generation of a Carbon Dioxide laser,” Electron. Lett.29(22), 1942–1944 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Eckardt, R. C.

L. A. Gordon, G. L. Woods, R. C. Eckardt, R. K. Route, R. S. Feigelson, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Diffusion bonded stacked GaAs for Quasi-phase matched Second-Harmonic Generation of a Carbon Dioxide laser,” Electron. Lett.29(22), 1942–1944 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Eichhorn, M.

C. Kieleck, A. Hildenbrand, M. Eichhorn, D. Faye, E. Lallier, B. Gerard, and S. D. Jackson, “OP-GaAs OPO Pumped by 2μm Q-switched Lasers: Tm;Ho:Silica Fiber Laser and Ho:YAG Laser,” Proc. SPIE7836, 783607, 783607-8 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Eyres, L. A.

Faye, D.

C. Kieleck, A. Hildenbrand, M. Eichhorn, D. Faye, E. Lallier, B. Gerard, and S. D. Jackson, “OP-GaAs OPO Pumped by 2μm Q-switched Lasers: Tm;Ho:Silica Fiber Laser and Ho:YAG Laser,” Proc. SPIE7836, 783607, 783607-8 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Feigelson, R. S.

L. A. Gordon, G. L. Woods, R. C. Eckardt, R. K. Route, R. S. Feigelson, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Diffusion bonded stacked GaAs for Quasi-phase matched Second-Harmonic Generation of a Carbon Dioxide laser,” Electron. Lett.29(22), 1942–1944 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Fejer, M. M.

W. C. Hurlbut, Y. S. Lee, K. L. Vodopyanov, P. S. Kuo, and M. M. Fejer, “Multiphoton absorption and nonlinear refraction of GaAs in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Lett.32(6), 668–670 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, and E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, and M. M. Fejer, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys.94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

O. Levi, T. J. Pinguet, T. Skauli, L. A. Eyres, K. R. Parameswaran, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, T. J. Kulp, S. E. Bisson, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, and L. Becouarn, “Difference frequency generation of 8- µm radiation in orientation- patterned GaAs,” Opt. Lett.27(23), 2091–2093 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, and G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett.27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. A. Gordon, G. L. Woods, R. C. Eckardt, R. K. Route, R. S. Feigelson, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Diffusion bonded stacked GaAs for Quasi-phase matched Second-Harmonic Generation of a Carbon Dioxide laser,” Electron. Lett.29(22), 1942–1944 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Gerard, B.

Gordon, L. A.

L. A. Gordon, G. L. Woods, R. C. Eckardt, R. K. Route, R. S. Feigelson, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Diffusion bonded stacked GaAs for Quasi-phase matched Second-Harmonic Generation of a Carbon Dioxide laser,” Electron. Lett.29(22), 1942–1944 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Harris, J. S.

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, and E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, and M. M. Fejer, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys.94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

O. Levi, T. J. Pinguet, T. Skauli, L. A. Eyres, K. R. Parameswaran, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, T. J. Kulp, S. E. Bisson, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, and L. Becouarn, “Difference frequency generation of 8- µm radiation in orientation- patterned GaAs,” Opt. Lett.27(23), 2091–2093 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, and G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett.27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hildenbrand, A.

C. Kieleck, A. Hildenbrand, M. Eichhorn, D. Faye, E. Lallier, B. Gerard, and S. D. Jackson, “OP-GaAs OPO Pumped by 2μm Q-switched Lasers: Tm;Ho:Silica Fiber Laser and Ho:YAG Laser,” Proc. SPIE7836, 783607, 783607-8 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hordvik, A.

A. Szilagyi, A. Hordvik, and H. Schlossberg, “A quasi-phase-matching technique for efficient optical mixing and frequency doubling,” J. Appl. Phys.47(5), 2025–2032 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Hurlbut, W. C.

Jackson, S. D.

C. Kieleck, A. Hildenbrand, M. Eichhorn, D. Faye, E. Lallier, B. Gerard, and S. D. Jackson, “OP-GaAs OPO Pumped by 2μm Q-switched Lasers: Tm;Ho:Silica Fiber Laser and Ho:YAG Laser,” Proc. SPIE7836, 783607, 783607-8 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kieleck, C.

C. Kieleck, A. Hildenbrand, M. Eichhorn, D. Faye, E. Lallier, B. Gerard, and S. D. Jackson, “OP-GaAs OPO Pumped by 2μm Q-switched Lasers: Tm;Ho:Silica Fiber Laser and Ho:YAG Laser,” Proc. SPIE7836, 783607, 783607-8 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kulp, T. J.

Kuo, P. S.

W. C. Hurlbut, Y. S. Lee, K. L. Vodopyanov, P. S. Kuo, and M. M. Fejer, “Multiphoton absorption and nonlinear refraction of GaAs in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Lett.32(6), 668–670 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, and E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, and M. M. Fejer, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys.94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lallier, E.

Lee, Y. S.

Levi, O.

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, and E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, and M. M. Fejer, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys.94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

O. Levi, T. J. Pinguet, T. Skauli, L. A. Eyres, K. R. Parameswaran, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, T. J. Kulp, S. E. Bisson, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, and L. Becouarn, “Difference frequency generation of 8- µm radiation in orientation- patterned GaAs,” Opt. Lett.27(23), 2091–2093 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, and G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett.27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lynch, C.

R. D. Peterson, D. Whelan, D. Bliss, and C. Lynch, “Improved material quality and OPO performance in OPGaAs,” Proc. SPIE7197, 719709 (2009).
[CrossRef]

D. F. Bliss, C. Lynch, D. Weyburne, K. O’Hearn, and J. S. Bailey, “Epitaxial growth of thick GaAs on orientation-patterned wafers for nonlinear optical applications,” J. Cryst. Growth287(2), 673–678 (2006).
[CrossRef]

O’Hearn, K.

D. F. Bliss, C. Lynch, D. Weyburne, K. O’Hearn, and J. S. Bailey, “Epitaxial growth of thick GaAs on orientation-patterned wafers for nonlinear optical applications,” J. Cryst. Growth287(2), 673–678 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Parameswaran, K. R.

Peterson, R. D.

R. D. Peterson, D. Whelan, D. Bliss, and C. Lynch, “Improved material quality and OPO performance in OPGaAs,” Proc. SPIE7197, 719709 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Pinguet, T. J.

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, and E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, and M. M. Fejer, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys.94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

O. Levi, T. J. Pinguet, T. Skauli, L. A. Eyres, K. R. Parameswaran, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, T. J. Kulp, S. E. Bisson, B. Gerard, E. Lallier, and L. Becouarn, “Difference frequency generation of 8- µm radiation in orientation- patterned GaAs,” Opt. Lett.27(23), 2091–2093 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, and G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett.27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Route, R. K.

L. A. Gordon, G. L. Woods, R. C. Eckardt, R. K. Route, R. S. Feigelson, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Diffusion bonded stacked GaAs for Quasi-phase matched Second-Harmonic Generation of a Carbon Dioxide laser,” Electron. Lett.29(22), 1942–1944 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Schlossberg, H.

A. Szilagyi, A. Hordvik, and H. Schlossberg, “A quasi-phase-matching technique for efficient optical mixing and frequency doubling,” J. Appl. Phys.47(5), 2025–2032 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Schober, A.

Skauli, T.

Szilagyi, A.

A. Szilagyi, A. Hordvik, and H. Schlossberg, “A quasi-phase-matching technique for efficient optical mixing and frequency doubling,” J. Appl. Phys.47(5), 2025–2032 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Vodopyanov, K. L.

W. C. Hurlbut, Y. S. Lee, K. L. Vodopyanov, P. S. Kuo, and M. M. Fejer, “Multiphoton absorption and nonlinear refraction of GaAs in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Lett.32(6), 668–670 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, and E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, and M. M. Fejer, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys.94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, A. Schober, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, M. M. Fejer, J. S. Harris, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, E. Lallier, and G. Arisholm, “Measurement of the nonlinear coefficient of orientation-patterned GaAs and demonstration of highly efficient second-harmonic generation,” Opt. Lett.27(8), 628–630 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Weyburne, D.

D. F. Bliss, C. Lynch, D. Weyburne, K. O’Hearn, and J. S. Bailey, “Epitaxial growth of thick GaAs on orientation-patterned wafers for nonlinear optical applications,” J. Cryst. Growth287(2), 673–678 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Whelan, D.

R. D. Peterson, D. Whelan, D. Bliss, and C. Lynch, “Improved material quality and OPO performance in OPGaAs,” Proc. SPIE7197, 719709 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Woods, G. L.

L. A. Gordon, G. L. Woods, R. C. Eckardt, R. K. Route, R. S. Feigelson, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Diffusion bonded stacked GaAs for Quasi-phase matched Second-Harmonic Generation of a Carbon Dioxide laser,” Electron. Lett.29(22), 1942–1944 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

L. A. Gordon, G. L. Woods, R. C. Eckardt, R. K. Route, R. S. Feigelson, M. M. Fejer, and R. L. Byer, “Diffusion bonded stacked GaAs for Quasi-phase matched Second-Harmonic Generation of a Carbon Dioxide laser,” Electron. Lett.29(22), 1942–1944 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys.

A. Szilagyi, A. Hordvik, and H. Schlossberg, “A quasi-phase-matching technique for efficient optical mixing and frequency doubling,” J. Appl. Phys.47(5), 2025–2032 (1976).
[CrossRef]

T. Skauli, P. S. Kuo, K. L. Vodopyanov, T. J. Pinguet, O. Levi, L. A. Eyres, J. S. Harris, and M. M. Fejer, “Determination of GaAs refractive index and its temperature dependence, with application to quasi-phasematched nonlinear optics,” J. Appl. Phys.94, 6447–6455 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth

D. F. Bliss, C. Lynch, D. Weyburne, K. O’Hearn, and J. S. Bailey, “Epitaxial growth of thick GaAs on orientation-patterned wafers for nonlinear optical applications,” J. Cryst. Growth287(2), 673–678 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

R. D. Peterson, D. Whelan, D. Bliss, and C. Lynch, “Improved material quality and OPO performance in OPGaAs,” Proc. SPIE7197, 719709 (2009).
[CrossRef]

K. L. Vodopyanov, O. Levi, P. S. Kuo, T. J. Pinguet, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, B. Gerard, L. Becouarn, and E. Lallier, “Optical parametric oscillator based on microstructured GaAs,” Proc. SPIE5620, 63–69 (2004).
[CrossRef]

C. Kieleck, A. Hildenbrand, M. Eichhorn, D. Faye, E. Lallier, B. Gerard, and S. D. Jackson, “OP-GaAs OPO Pumped by 2μm Q-switched Lasers: Tm;Ho:Silica Fiber Laser and Ho:YAG Laser,” Proc. SPIE7836, 783607, 783607-8 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Other

P. Schunemann, L. Pomeranz, Y. Young, L. Mohnkern, and A. Vera, “Recent Advances in All-Epitaxial Growth and Properties of Orientation-Patterned Gallium Arsenide (OP-GaAs),” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CWJ5.
[CrossRef]

W. L. Wolfe and G. L. Zissis, “The Infrared Handbook-Revised Edition,” Washington D.C. Office of Naval Research, Department of the Navy, (1993).

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

OPGaAs OPO experimental setup

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

OPO performance for SRO cavity (a) and asymmetric cavity (b) showing both idler and total output. Sample number is in parentheses and slope efficiency is listed in plot. (Signal and idler wavelengths are: 2.7 µm, 8.8 µm [Λ = 76 µm]; 2.55 µm, 10.7 µm [Λ = 82 µm]; 2.5 µm, 11.5 µm [Λ = 84 µm]).

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Fig. 3

Pump profiles for the Λ = 76 µm sample at increasing input pump energies in the SRO cavity (a) and the asymmetric cavity (b). Traces normalized to the undepleted pump profile.

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Fig. 4

Normalized pump, signal and idler profiles for the Λ = 76 μm sample in the SRO cavity at a pump energy of 500 µJ.

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Fig. 5

Signal and idler spectra for each OPGaAs grating period (a); OPGaAs OPO tuning data for 2 µm pump, where solid line shows calculated tuning curve based on [12] (b).

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

M2 measurement for signal at λ = 2.67 µm (a) and idler at λ = 8.8 µm (b) in the x and y directions for OPGaAs with the Λ = 76 µm sample. (Insets show camera images of each beam.)

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Table 1 OPGaAs samples with dimensions and QPM period

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Table 2 Calculated and measured signal and idler wavelengths for each OPGaAs sample

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