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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1527–1531

Continuous-wave tunable midwave infrared generation near 4.5 μm with an intracavity optical parametric oscillator and difference frequency generation

Da-Wun Chen  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 1527-1531 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.001527


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Abstract

Continuously tunable cw emission near 4.5 μm was generated by difference frequency generation (DFG) within a Nd:YAG pumped optical parametric oscillator (OPO). The periodically poled lithium niobate crystal used for DFG contained eight grating bands that enabled wavelength tuning between 4.25 and 4.65 μm. As much as 90 mW of power at 4.48 μm was achieved for 16.7 W of pump.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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Da-Wun Chen, "Continuous-wave tunable midwave infrared generation near 4.5 μm with an intracavity optical parametric oscillator and difference frequency generation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1527-1531 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-7-1527


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