Measurement of Nonlinear Coefficient and Phase Matching Characteristics of AgGaS2

P. Canarelli, Z. Benko, A. H. Hielscher, R. F. Curl, F. K. Tittel

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The nonlinear optical characteristics of AgGaS2 were investigated by measuring visible parametric fluorescence with a pump wavelength of 600 nm. A value of d36 [AgGaS2] = 31 ± 5 10-12 m/V for the nonlinear coefficient was determined. The temperature dependence of phase matching up to 100 °C was studied. A significant temperature effect, although much smaller than for LiNb03, was found and results in a change in the infrared difference frequency generated of ∼ 0. 6 cm-1. °c-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-55
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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