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Broadband optical coatings for the novel high-power wide-tuning-range OPO lasers
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Paper Abstract

Optical Parametric Oscillator (OPO) based laser sources have potential applications not only in the environmental Lidars, semiconductor spectroscopy, but also in communications, medical and military applications. Their development is suffering from the lack of optical components that can withstand high power damage and be broad (wavelength wise) enough to fulifill the tuning range they are capable of. Unfortunately, such optics are very difficult to produce. This paper adresses questions on how to improve all dielectric coatings to meet OPOs requirements and displays some designs and coatings, where the damage threshold levels presently need improvement. Some damage threshold results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1624, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1991, (29 July 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60091
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Donny Maladji A. Aminou, Alpine Research Optics Corp. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1624:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1991
Harold E. Bennett; Lloyd L. Chase; Arthur H. Guenther; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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