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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1978
  • pp: 1238–1242

Upconversion of broadband infrared spectra

Thomas R. Gurski, Harland W. Epps, and Stephen P. Maran  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 1238-1242 (1978)

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An experimental device successfully upconverts ir radiation in the 3.2–5.0-μm wavelength range simultaneously to “visible” light at 0.80–0.88 μm, while preserving frequency coding and is thus applicable to ir spectroscopy. The 1.8-μm bandwidth of ir radiation that is upconverted without temperature or phase match tuning is the largest yet reported. The over-all system quantum efficiency of the upconverter/spectrometer system is 0.01% and could be improved to 0.4%.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 3, 1977
Published: April 15, 1978

Thomas R. Gurski, Harland W. Epps, and Stephen P. Maran, "Upconversion of broadband infrared spectra," Appl. Opt. 17, 1238-1242 (1978)

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