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High-pulse-energy 8 µm laser source based on optical parametric amplification in ZnGeP2
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear optical conversion of 1.064 μm pulses from a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to the mid-infrared is demonstrated experimentally. The setup is based on a two-stage master-oscillator/power-amplifier (MOPA) design with a KTiOPO4 based MOPA in the first stage and a KTiOAsO4/ZnGeP2 based MOPA in the second stage. We obtain more than 8 mJ at 8 μm with a beam quality factor M2 ≈ 3.6.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6998, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III, 699812 (22 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.779484
Show Author Affiliations
M. W. Haakestad, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (Norway)
G. Arisholm, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (Norway)
E. Lippert, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (Norway)
S. Nicolas, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (Norway)
G. Rustad, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (Norway)
K. Stenersen, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (Norway)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6998:
Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III
Jonathan A. Terry; Thomas Graf; Helena Jelínková, Editor(s)

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