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High-average-power parametric frequency conversion: new concepts and new pump sources
Author(s): Stephan P. Velsko; Mark S. Webb
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Paper Abstract

A number of applications, including long-range remote sensing and antisensor technology, require high-average-power tunable radiation in several distinct spectral regions. Of the many issues which determine the deployability of optical parametric oscillators and related systems, efficiency and simplicity are among the most important. It is only recently that the advent of compact diode laser pumped solid state lasers has produced pump sources for parametric oscillators which can make compact, efficient, high-average-power tunable sources possible. In this paper we outline several different issues in parametric oscillator and pump laser development which are currently under study at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2145, Nonlinear Optics for High-Speed Electronics and Optical Frequency Conversion, (2 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177156
Show Author Affiliations
Stephan P. Velsko, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mark S. Webb, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2145:
Nonlinear Optics for High-Speed Electronics and Optical Frequency Conversion
Nasser Peyghambarian; Robert C. Eckardt; Nasser Peyghambarian; Henry Everitt; Dennis D. Lowenthal; Henry Everitt; Robert C. Eckardt; Dennis D. Lowenthal, Editor(s)

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