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OPO lasers: high-power reflectors and couplers
Author(s): Donny Maladji A. Aminou; Kenneth E. Reilly; C. Schmidt
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Paper Abstract

Optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based laser sources are wide bandwidth tunable solid-state lasers which are presently suffering from the lack of optical components capable of handling high power fluxes with broad bandwidth. This paper discusses some progress we made in producing broadband reflectors, input and output couplers that can withstand high power lasers, and that are broad band enough to allow for the use of fewer sets of optics. In a previous paper, we described thin film design and production that showed beneficial results as OPO optical components. In the present paper, we address progress we made. We introduce some new designs and discuss power damage thresholds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1848, 24th Annual Boulder Damage Symposium Proceedings -- Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1992, (24 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147434
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Donny Maladji A. Aminou, Alpine Research Optics Corp. (United States)
Kenneth E. Reilly, Alpine Research Optics Corp. (United States)
C. Schmidt, Alpine Research Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1848:
24th Annual Boulder Damage Symposium Proceedings -- Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1992
Harold E. Bennett; Lloyd L. Chase; Arthur H. Guenther; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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