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7 August 1993 Mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator development at STI Optronics, Inc.
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Proceedings Volume 1869, Intracavity and Extracavity Control of Laser Beam Properties; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.148388
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
A cw-lamp-pumped Nd:YAG injection-mode-locked seeded master oscillator-amplifier beamline is used to pump various optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) using KTP, KNbO3, AgGaS2, and AgGaSe2 crystals as the nonlinear materials. A comparison of these materials is presented and limitations on their ultimate power scaling are identified. This program has demonstrated tunable output in the 3 - 5 mm wavelength spectrum using a mode- locked and Q-switched (MLQS) pulse waveform at low power. A novel injection-mode-locked seeded Nd:YAG laser was developed to pump the OPOs that provided MLQS pulses at > 20 W and up to 10 kHz.
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Charles I. Miyake, Frank D. Braun, and David Lloyd Cunningham "Mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator development at STI Optronics, Inc.", Proc. SPIE 1869, Intracavity and Extracavity Control of Laser Beam Properties, (7 August 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.148388
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