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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1994
  • pp: 2422–2426

Diode-pumped Ho:Tm:YLF laser pumping an AgGaSe2 parametric oscillator

Norman P. Barnes, Keith E. Murray, Mahendra G. Jani, and Sarah R. Harrell  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 11, Issue 12, pp. 2422-2426 (1994)

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Tuning of both the pump laser, a Ho:Tm:YLF laser operating on the 5I75I8 transition, and an AgGaSe2 parametric oscillator has been demonstrated. Tuning of the Ho:Tm:YLF laser is complicated but not frustrated by the existence of both CO2 and H2O lines in the vicinity of the laser transition. Tuning of the parametric oscillator was achieved by tuning of the pump laser. Injection seeding of the parametric oscillator on the nonresonant signal was also demonstrated. In addition, the measured efficiencies of the parametric oscillator were compared for two different methods, measuring the parametric-oscillator output energy and measuring the energy depleted from the pump. By comparison of these measurements, the intrinsic efficiency of the parametric oscillator can be determined.

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Norman P. Barnes, Keith E. Murray, Mahendra G. Jani, and Sarah R. Harrell, "Diode-pumped Ho:Tm:YLF laser pumping an AgGaSe2 parametric oscillator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2422-2426 (1994)

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