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Title: Image-rotating, 4-mirror, ring optical parametric oscillator

Abstract

A device for optical parametric amplification utilizing four mirrors oriented in a nonplanar configuration where the optical plane formed by two of the mirrors is orthogonal to the optical plane formed by the other two mirrors and with the ratio of lengths of the laser beam paths approximately constant regardless of the scale of the device. With a cavity length of less than approximately 110 mm, a conversion efficiency of greater than 45% can be achieved.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174983
Patent Number(s):
6775054
Application Number:
10/217,853
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02F - DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Smith, Arlee V., and Armstrong, Darrell J. Image-rotating, 4-mirror, ring optical parametric oscillator. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Smith, Arlee V., & Armstrong, Darrell J. Image-rotating, 4-mirror, ring optical parametric oscillator. United States.
Smith, Arlee V., and Armstrong, Darrell J. Tue . "Image-rotating, 4-mirror, ring optical parametric oscillator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174983.
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