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12 September 2003 Pulsed tunable single-frequency OPO for optical pumping of CO
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Single frequency laser sources, which also provide tunability, have wide use in spectroscopy and remote sensing as well as for other applications such as optical pumping. Optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) offer the potential for broadly tunable output in spectral regions inaccessible by conventional laser sources. We report here on the design and use ot an OPO architecture developed to produce pulsed, tunable, single-frequency output in the mid-infrared spectral region and used for optical pumping of gas. Design information about two separate OPOs that were developed will be presented along with experimental details of the optical pumping of CO on the (3-0) band around 1.57 μm and on the (2-0) band around 2.3 μm.
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Andrew J. W. Brown, Tony C. Smith, David A. Hostutler, Gordon D. Hager, Marc Norsen, Mark S. Bowers, and Wayne D. Kimura "Pulsed tunable single-frequency OPO for optical pumping of CO", Proc. SPIE 4972, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications II, (12 September 2003);


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