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  • Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
  • OSA Technical Digest (Optica Publishing Group, 1996),
  • paper JTuI4

Growth of CdGeAs2 for mid- to far-IR frequency conversion

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Abstract

Cadmium germanium arsenide, CdGeAs2, has long been sought after as a promising frequency conversion material for the mid- to far-infrared based on its hugh nonlinear optical coefficient (236 pm/V, the highest of any known compound) and potentially wide transparency range (2.3–17 μm). The material also has a high thermal conductivity (0.42 W/mK), which is desirable for high average power applications. Its usefulness has been limited, however, but the unavailability of large, crack-free single crystals and by excessive absorption losses.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

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