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Mid-infrared optical parametric oscillator development at STI Optronics, Inc.
Author(s): Charles I. Miyake; Frank D. Braun; David Lloyd Cunningham
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1869, Intracavity and Extracavity Control of Laser Beam Properties, (7 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148388
Show Author Affiliations
Charles I. Miyake, STI Optronics, Inc. (United States)
Frank D. Braun, STI Optronics, Inc. (United States)
David Lloyd Cunningham, STI Optronics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1869:
Intracavity and Extracavity Control of Laser Beam Properties
Roger Lee Facklam; Karl H. Guenther; Stephan P. Velsko, Editor(s)

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