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Title: Self-seeding ring optical parametric oscillator

Abstract

An optical parametric oscillator apparatus utilizing self-seeding with an external nanosecond-duration pump source to generate a seed pulse resulting in increased conversion efficiency. An optical parametric oscillator with a ring configuration are combined with a pump that injection seeds the optical parametric oscillator with a nanosecond duration, mJ pulse in the reverse direction as the main pulse. A retroreflecting means outside the cavity injects the seed pulse back into the cavity in the direction of the main pulse to seed the main pulse, resulting in higher conversion efficiency.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
908613
Patent Number(s):
6,980,354
Application Number:
10/441,597
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) ALO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Smith, Arlee V, and Armstrong, Darrell J. Self-seeding ring optical parametric oscillator. United States: N. p., 2005. Web.
Smith, Arlee V, & Armstrong, Darrell J. Self-seeding ring optical parametric oscillator. United States.
Smith, Arlee V, and Armstrong, Darrell J. Tue . "Self-seeding ring optical parametric oscillator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/908613.
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abstractNote = {An optical parametric oscillator apparatus utilizing self-seeding with an external nanosecond-duration pump source to generate a seed pulse resulting in increased conversion efficiency. An optical parametric oscillator with a ring configuration are combined with a pump that injection seeds the optical parametric oscillator with a nanosecond duration, mJ pulse in the reverse direction as the main pulse. A retroreflecting means outside the cavity injects the seed pulse back into the cavity in the direction of the main pulse to seed the main pulse, resulting in higher conversion efficiency.},
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year = {Tue Dec 27 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Tue Dec 27 00:00:00 EST 2005}
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