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Single-frequency tunable long-wave infrared OP-GaAs OPO for gas sensing
Author(s): J. Armougom; Q. Clément; J.-M. Melkonian; J.-B. Dherbecourt; M. Raybaut; A. Grisard; E. Lallier; B. Gérard; B. Faure; G. Souhaité; A. Godard
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Paper Abstract

We report on the first single-frequency nanosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO) emitting in the longwave infrared, and use it to perform standoff detection of ammonia vapor by differential spectrometry. The OPO is based on orientation-patterned GaAs (OP-GaAs) pumped by a pulsed single-frequency Tm:YAP microlaser. Single-longitudinal mode emission is obtained owing to a nested cavity OPO (NesCOPO) scheme. The OPO is tuned over 700 nm around 10.4 μm, allowing to measure the absorption spectrum of ammonia across several lines at atmospheric pressure. The potential of this OPO for standoff detection of hazardous gases is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2017
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 10088, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVI, 100880Z (20 February 2017);
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J. Armougom, ONERA (France)
Q. Clément, ONERA (France)
J.-M. Melkonian, ONERA (France)
J.-B. Dherbecourt, ONERA (France)
M. Raybaut, ONERA (France)
A. Grisard, Thales Research & Technology (France)
E. Lallier, Thales Research & Technology (France)
B. Gérard, III-V Lab. (France)
B. Faure, Teem Photonics (France)
G. Souhaité, Teem Photonics (France)
A. Godard, ONERA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10088:
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVI
Konstantin L. Vodopyanov; Kenneth L. Schepler, Editor(s)

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