24 June 1993 OPO lasers: high-power reflectors and couplers
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Optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based laser sources are wide bandwidth tunable solid-state lasers which are presently suffering from the lack of optical components capable of handling high power fluxes with broad bandwidth. This paper discusses some progress we made in producing broadband reflectors, input and output couplers that can withstand high power lasers, and that are broad band enough to allow for the use of fewer sets of optics. In a previous paper, we described thin film design and production that showed beneficial results as OPO optical components. In the present paper, we address progress we made. We introduce some new designs and discuss power damage thresholds.
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Donny Maladji A. Aminou, Donny Maladji A. Aminou, Kenneth E. Reilly, Kenneth E. Reilly, C. Schmidt, C. Schmidt, } "OPO lasers: high-power reflectors and couplers", Proc. SPIE 1848, 24th Annual Boulder Damage Symposium Proceedings -- Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1992, (24 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147434; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147434
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