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Comprehensive formulation of the temperature dependent dispersion of optical materials; illustration with the case of temperature tuning of a mid-IR HgGa2S4 OPO

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Abstract

The temperature dependence of refractive indices of optical materials is characterized in this work by what we call their normalized thermo-optic coefficients. These ones are determined experimentally through interferometric measurements of thermal expansion, and changes in optical thickness at a few laser wavelengths as function of temperature. A suitable vectorial formalism applied to these data allows predicting the thermal evolution of the refractive index all over the useful range of transparency. The validity and reliability of our methodology is demonstrated through temperature tuning of a mid-IR HgGa2S4 OPO, pumped at 1.0642 μm by a Nd:YAG laser. Measured thermal variation of both signal and idler wavelengths agrees very well with the predicted one.
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hal-00405931 , version 1 (21-07-2009)

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J. Mangin, Gabriel Mennerat, Grégory Gadret, Valery Badikov, Jean-Claude de Miscault. Comprehensive formulation of the temperature dependent dispersion of optical materials; illustration with the case of temperature tuning of a mid-IR HgGa2S4 OPO. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 2009, pp.Doc. ID 108930. ⟨hal-00405931⟩
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