Tunable down-conversion from an optical parametric oscillator

Bhar, G.C., Hanna, D.C., Luther-Davies, B. and Smith, R.C. (1972) Tunable down-conversion from an optical parametric oscillator. Optics Communications, 6, (4), 323-326. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(72)90146-0).


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A new method for the production of high power, tunable laser-like infrared radiation is described. An optical parametric oscillator (OPO) and a down-converter are combined so that radiation is generated at the frequency difference between signal and idler frequencies. In an experiment using proustite for the down-converter crystal and a 1.065 µm pumped OPO, tunable radiation has been produced over the range 8-12µm. Using CdSe in the down-converter the region 10-25µm could be spanned with peak powers approaching 100W.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/0030-4018(72)90146-0
ISSNs: 0030-4018 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78818
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:14
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78818

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