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Frequency doubling of narrowband high-energy optical parametric oscillators
Author(s): Jim Clark; Bertram C. Johnson; Vince Newell
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Paper Abstract

Poor beam propagation is a typical characteristic of most pulsed optical parametric oscillators. We describe the design and operation of a tunable narrow linewidth (< 0.2 cm-1) high energy (> 100 mJ), low divergence (< 0.5 mrad) OPO system to overcome this problem. Frequency doubling efficiencies of this OPO are 185 when using BBO and 28% in KDP. These high efficiencies are attributed to the use of an unstable resonator in the OPO.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2379, Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206479
Show Author Affiliations
Jim Clark, Spectra-Physics Lasers, Inc. (United States)
Bertram C. Johnson, Spectra-Physics Lasers, Inc. (United States)
Vince Newell, Spectra-Physics Lasers, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2379:
Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals
Gregory J. Quarles; Leon Esterowitz; Lap Kin Cheng, Editor(s)

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