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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 10062–10069

99 W mid-IR operation of a ZGP OPO at 25% duty cycle

Alexander Hemming, Jim Richards, Alan Davidson, Neil Carmody, Shayne Bennetts, Nikita Simakov, and John Haub  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 10062-10069 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.010062


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Abstract

We have demonstrated the highest reported output power from a mid-IR ZGP OPO. The laser is a cascaded hybrid system consisting of a thulium fibre laser, Ho:YAG solid state laser and a Zinc Germanium Phosphide parametric oscillator. The system produces 27 W of output power in the 3-5 μm wavelength range with an M2 = 4.0 when operating in a repetitively q-switched mode, and a modulated peak output power of 99 W at a reduced duty cycle of 25%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2013
Published: April 16, 2013

Citation
Alexander Hemming, Jim Richards, Alan Davidson, Neil Carmody, Shayne Bennetts, Nikita Simakov, and John Haub, "99 W mid-IR operation of a ZGP OPO at 25% duty cycle," Opt. Express 21, 10062-10069 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-8-10062


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