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Applications of high-average-power nonlinear optics
Author(s): Stephan P. Velsko; William Franklin Krupke
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear optical frequency converters (harmonic generators and optical parametric oscillators) are reviewed with an emphasis on high-average power performance and limitations. NLO materials issues and NLO device designs are discussed in reference to several emerging scientific, military and industrial-commercial applications requiring approximately equals 100 watt average power level in the visible and infrared spectral regions. Research efforts required to enable practical approximately equals 100 watt class NLO based laser systems are identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2700, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion, (10 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239652
Show Author Affiliations
Stephan P. Velsko, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
William Franklin Krupke, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2700:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion
Mool C. Gupta; William J. Kozlovsky; David C. MacPherson, Editor(s)

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