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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 13878–13884

High power and efficient long wave IR ZnGeP2 parametric oscillator

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

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 13878-13884 (2008)

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A high power, efficient, and tunable laser source in the 8–10 µm range, based on a ZnGeP2 optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by a hybrid 2.1 µm laser is demonstrated. The hybrid laser consists of a Q-switched Ho:YAG laser pumped by a 15 W CW thulium fiber laser. With 8.9 W of 2.1 µm pump power we obtained 0.95 W at 8 µm with an M2- value of 2.7 from an OPO with two walk-off compensating crystals.

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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
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2008
Published: August 22, 2008

Espen Lippert, Gunnar Rustad, Gunnar Arisholm, and Knut Stenersen, "High power and efficient long wave IR ZnGeP2 parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 16, 13878-13884 (2008)

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