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Optical Parametric Conversion IN KTiOPO4 (KTP)
Author(s): R. Burnham; M. L. Dlabal; W. Koechner; R. Stolzenberger; Albert Pinto
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Paper Abstract

The atmospheric transmission window between 3.4 and 4.2 μm is an important infrared band for many optical remote sensing applications. Not only is the atmospheric attenuation minimal, but several detectors (e.g. InAs, InSb, PbSe) have excellent sensitivity in this spectral region. Unfortunately active system development has been impeded by the lack of a convenient, efficient laser source in this spectral range. Only the DF chemical laser has capability for high power output in this region, but the complications associated with storage and handling of fuel, and the limited operating life have curtailed the application of these devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1104, Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals, (25 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960578
Show Author Affiliations
R. Burnham, FIBERTEK, Inc. (United States)
M. L. Dlabal, FIBERTEK, Inc. (United States)
W. Koechner, FIBERTEK, Inc. (United States)
R. Stolzenberger, North American Philips Corporation (United States)
Albert Pinto, US Army Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1104:
Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals
Jui Teng Lin, Editor(s)

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