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14 April 2000 Development of a compact high-performance midwave infrared laser
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Proceedings Volume 3929, Solid State Lasers IX; (2000)
Event: Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
An efficient, pulsed, solid-state, mid-wave infrared laser source has been designed and demonstrated that emits close to 4 micrometers . The pump laser was a diode-pumped neodymium- doped yttrium aluminum garnet slab. Periodically-poled lithium niobate provided the non-linear conversion in an optical parametric oscillator in a direct conversion from the pump source. An acousto-optical Q-switch was used for generating short-duration, high-intensity pulses. Modulated waveforms are possible via direct modulation of the diode sources.
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David H. Titterton, Jonathan A. C. Terry, and Daniel H. Thorne "Development of a compact high-performance midwave infrared laser", Proc. SPIE 3929, Solid State Lasers IX, (14 April 2000);


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