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Development of an optical parametric oscillator damage test facility
Author(s): Raymond P. Jones; Jeffrey S. Runkel; A. M. Floener
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Paper Abstract

we report the development of an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) laser exposure testing facility operating at a wavelength of 1.57 microns. This facility consists of a singly resonant optical parametric oscillator employing KTP in a noncritically phase-matched condition. The test facility is pumped by a Q- switched Nd:YAG laser operating at 1064 nm. The overall layout and design of the facility is described. Standard operating parameters are described as well as a summary of damage threshold data of typical OPO laser system components. The systems was primarily designed to test optical components in OPO laser systems for the rapidly developing field of eye-safe laser systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1995
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 2428, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1994, (14 July 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.213730
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Raymond P. Jones, Big Sky Laser Technologies (United States)
Jeffrey S. Runkel, Big Sky Laser Technologies (United States)
A. M. Floener, Big Sky Laser Technologies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2428:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1994
Harold E. Bennett; Arthur H. Guenther; Mark R. Kozlowski; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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