28 June 1999 Power and energy scaling for quasi-phase-matched OPOs
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Successful incorporation into military electro-optics systems requires laser sources that are compact, reliable, versatile, and inexpensive. All-solid-state devices can meet these requirements but additional power, pulse energy, and wavelength criteria must also be met. Nonlinear frequency conversion is a viable solution for generation of high power at mid-infrared (2 - 5 μm) wavelengths. Recent advances in quasi-phasematching (QPM), particularly periodically poled lithium niobate, have shown QPM devices to be highly efficient and broadly tunable in the mid-IR. In this paper we review efforts to scale both the average power and the energy per pulse of QPM optical parametric devices pumped by Nd lasers.
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Kenneth L. Schepler, Mark J. Missey, Ned O'Brien, Peter E. Powers, "Power and energy scaling for quasi-phase-matched OPOs", Proc. SPIE 3793, Operational Characteristics and Crystal Growth of Nonlinear Optical Materials, (28 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351414; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.351414
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