23 June 2014 Broadly tunable intracavity zinc germanium phosphate optical parametric oscillator for hyperspectral imaging
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We report, to our knowledge, the first operation of a singly-resonant intracavity optical parametric oscillator (OPO) using the nonlinear material zinc germanium phosphate. The broadly tunable OPO uses a 7-W cw thulium fiber laser pump source to produce <100  mW of tunable mid-infrared light at repetition rates up to 30 kHz. The measured tuning range is 5.5 to 10 μm. The compact, low threshold source was used to perform spectroscopy of various substances. In addition, hyperspectral images were taken by combining the system with a scanning mirror pair and infrared photodiode.
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Gordon Robertson, Gordon Robertson, Gareth T. Maker, Gareth T. Maker, Graeme P. Malcolm, Graeme P. Malcolm, } "Broadly tunable intracavity zinc germanium phosphate optical parametric oscillator for hyperspectral imaging," Optical Engineering 53(6), 063106 (23 June 2014). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.53.6.063106 . Submission:
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