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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), pp. 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 1.065µm 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.

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Published date: 1972
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre


Local EPrints ID: 78818
ISSN: 0030-4018
PURE UUID: b77a37aa-4497-4214-92a4-8f62abd00abd

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:21

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Author: G.C. Bhar
Author: D.C. Hanna
Author: B. Luther-Davies
Author: R.C. Smith

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