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A novel method of wavelength selection in an OPO
Author(s): M. K. Moodley; Hendrik Jaco Zwanepoel
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Paper Abstract

A novel method of wavelength selection in an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) is demonstrated. The OPO consisted of four 10 mm long crystals arranged in a unique way along the length of the OPO. The first pair was cut for 1666 nm while the second pair was cut for 1624 nm. The OPO was pumped by a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser operating at 1 Hz. Slope efficiencies of 10% and 7% were measured for the OPO output energies at wavelengths of 1666 nm and 1624 nm respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5777, XV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, (23 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.611098
Show Author Affiliations
M. K. Moodley, CSIR (South Africa)
Hendrik Jaco Zwanepoel, CSIR (South Africa)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5777:
XV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
Jarmila Kodymova, Editor(s)

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