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Highly efficient optical parametric oscillators
Author(s): Larry R. Marshall; Alan D. Hays; Jeff Kasinski; Ralph L. Burnham
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Paper Abstract

An eyesafe source (1.61 micrometers ) with 1.1% wallplug efficiency, is demonstrated using a Nd:YAG pumped KTP optical parametric oscillator with peak-power conversion efficiencies of 70%. Joule-level scaling, kHz repetition-rates, and ns pulselengths are now accessible using this technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1419, Eyesafe Lasers: Components, Systems, and Applications, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43855
Show Author Affiliations
Larry R. Marshall, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Alan D. Hays, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Jeff Kasinski, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Ralph L. Burnham, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1419:
Eyesafe Lasers: Components, Systems, and Applications
Anthony M. Johnson, Editor(s)

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