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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 35, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 1996
  • pp: 1473–1477

Generation of tunable, narrow-band mid-infrared radiation through a 532-nm-pumped KTP optical parametric amplifier

S. A. Reid and Y. Tang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 1473-1477 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.35.001473


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Abstract

We report generation of broadly tunable (2.5–4 μm), narrow-band (0.04–0.35 cm−1) pulsed infrared radiation through a nanosecond optical parametric amplifier based on potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) pumped by the second harmonic of a 10-Hz Nd:YAG laser. Input radiation at signal wavelengths of 615–662 nm was derived from a pulsed tunable dye laser system. Advantages of this device are simplicity, the broad range of infrared wavelengths to which a single dye in the dye laser provides access, and conversion efficiencies > 10% at modest levels (< 150 μJ) of input radiation.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 12, 1995
Published: March 20, 1996

Citation
S. A. Reid and Y. Tang, "Generation of tunable, narrow-band mid-infrared radiation through a 532-nm-pumped KTP optical parametric amplifier," Appl. Opt. 35, 1473-1477 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-35-9-1473

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