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Efficient 1-um to 8-12-um OPO converter
Author(s): Joseph M. Fukumoto; Jay A. Fox; Cynthia R. Swim
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Paper Abstract

Development of an OPO wavelength conversion scheme is currently in progress that converts the 1 micrometers output from a diode-pumped laser, to the 8 - 12 micrometers spectral region for remote chemical sensing applications. Preliminary results from the non-optimized first stage OPO, which uses an x-cut KTA crystal, show a 21% energy conversion efficiency from 1 micrometers to 2.59 micrometers . The 2.59 micrometers output will then be used to pump a CdSe OPO to generate tunable 8 - 12 micrometers idler wave output.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4036, Chemical and Biological Sensing, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394063
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Joseph M. Fukumoto, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Jay A. Fox, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Cynthia R. Swim, U.S. Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4036:
Chemical and Biological Sensing
Patrick J. Gardner, Editor(s)

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