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Development of a compact high-performance midwave infrared laser
Author(s): David H. Titterton; Jonathan A. C. Terry; Daniel H. Thorne
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Paper Abstract

An efficient, pulsed, solid-state, mid-wave infrared laser source has been designed and demonstrated that emits close to 4 micrometers . The pump laser was a diode-pumped neodymium- doped yttrium aluminum garnet slab. Periodically-poled lithium niobate provided the non-linear conversion in an optical parametric oscillator in a direct conversion from the pump source. An acousto-optical Q-switch was used for generating short-duration, high-intensity pulses. Modulated waveforms are possible via direct modulation of the diode sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3929, Solid State Lasers IX, (14 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382761
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David H. Titterton, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Farnborough (United Kingdom)
Jonathan A. C. Terry, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Malvern (United Kingdom)
Daniel H. Thorne, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3929:
Solid State Lasers IX
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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