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Enabling an all-guided-wave mid-IR laser source
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Paper Abstract

An all guided-wave multi-spectral laser source emitting watts to tens-of-watts of mid-infrared power would impact a broad range of airborne and space applications. As compared with a free-space solid-state laser source, a guided-wave design, composed of coupled lasing and nonlinear optical components, offers potential advantages in size, weight, efficiency, and mechanical robustness while retaining high beam quality for single-mode designs. New material options under development by the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) enable new approaches to achieving such a source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8519, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments VI, 851908 (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929853
Show Author Affiliations
F. Kenneth Hopkins, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Darnell E. Diggs, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8519:
Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments VI
Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona; Javier Pérez-Moreno; Nathan J. Dawson, Editor(s)

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