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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1801–1814

Nanosecond optical parametric oscillator with 90° image rotation: design and performance

Arlee V. Smith and Darrell J. Armstrong  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 1801-1814 (2002)

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According to numerical models of nanosecond optical parametric oscillators, cavities with 90° image rotation can produce high-quality beams even if the Fresnel number of the cavity is large. We review the properties of such image-rotating cavities and present a method for designing them. The laboratory performance of one promising design is characterized, demonstrating its ability to produce high-quality beams with good efficiency.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Arlee V. Smith and Darrell J. Armstrong, "Nanosecond optical parametric oscillator with 90° image rotation: design and performance," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1801-1814 (2002)

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