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Thulium fibre laser pumped mid-IR source
Author(s): Ian Elder; Dan Thorne; Ian Jones; David Bell
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Paper Abstract

A simple scheme for efficient generation of mid-IR laser radiation is demonstrated. Using a 25 W thulium fibre laser to pump a Q-switched Ho:YAG laser 15.3 W of average output power is achieved with an M2 of 1.3. The holmium laser is used to pump a ZGP OPO generating 7.2 W of average output power in the 3-5 μm waveband with an M2 of 1.8.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6397, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures III, 639703 (5 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.688764
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Ian Elder, SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Dan Thorne, SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Ian Jones, SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
David Bell, SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6397:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures III
David H. Titterton, Editor(s)

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