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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 22 — Oct. 29, 2007
  • pp: 14404–14413

3.4-μm ZGP RISTRA nanosecond optical parametric oscillator pumped by a 2.05-μm Ho:YLF MOPA system

Alex Dergachev, Darrell Armstrong, Arlee Smith, Thomas Drake, and Marc Dubois  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 22, pp. 14404-14413 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.014404


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Abstract

We report on the first demonstration of ZGP OPO based on Rotated Image Singly-Resonant Twisted RectAngle (RISTRA) cavity. For the OPO signal wave we achieved a near diffraction-limited beam at 3.4 μm with pulse energy of 10 mJ at repetition rate up to 500 Hz. As a pump source for the ZGP OPO, we utilized a 2-μm, TEM00, Ho:YLF MOPA system producing > 55 mJ energy per pulse at repetition rate range from single shot to 500 Hz.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2007
Published: October 18, 2007

Citation
Alex Dergachev, Darrell Armstrong, Arlee Smith, Thomas Drake, and Marc Dubois, "3.4-μm ZGP RISTRA nanosecond optical parametric oscillator pumped by a 2.05-μm Ho:YLF MOPA system," Opt. Express 15, 14404-14413 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-22-14404


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