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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3839–3845

Midinfrared laser source with high power and beam quality

Espen Lippert, Stephane Nicolas, Gunnar Arisholm, Knut Stenersen, and Gunnar Rustad  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 16, pp. 3839-3845 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.003839


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Abstract

A simple scheme for generation of high power in the midinfrared is demonstrated. By using a 15   W thulium-doped fiber laser emitting at 1907   nm to pump a Q-switched Ho:YAG laser, we obtained 9.8   W   at   2096   nm at a 20   kHz pulse repetition rate with excellent beam quality. The output of this laser was used to pump a doubly resonant zinc germanium phosphide based optical parametric oscillator, and we obtained 5.1   W average power in the 3 5   μm range with M 2 1.8 .

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

History
Original Manuscript: July 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2005

Citation
Espen Lippert, Stephane Nicolas, Gunnar Arisholm, Knut Stenersen, and Gunnar Rustad, "Midinfrared laser source with high power and beam quality," Appl. Opt. 45, 3839-3845 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-16-3839

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