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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1229–1231

Multipass optical parametric amplifier

T. H. Jeys  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 16, pp. 1229-1231 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001229


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Abstract

A compact, low-threshold, multipass optical parametric amplifier has been developed for the conversion of short-pulse (360-ps) 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser radiation into eye-safe 1572-nm radiation for laser ranging and radar applications. The amplifier had a threshold pump power of as low as 45 μJ, and at three to four times this threshold pump power the amplifier converted 30% of the input 1064-nm radiation into 1572-nm output radiation.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 27, 1996
Published: August 15, 1996

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T. H. Jeys, "Multipass optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Lett. 21, 1229-1231 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-16-1229


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