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Title: Wavelength-doubling optical parametric oscillator

Abstract

A wavelength-doubling optical parametric oscillator (OPO) comprising a type II nonlinear optical medium for generating a pair of degenerate waves at twice a pump wavelength and a plurality of mirrors for rotating the polarization of one wave by 90 degrees to produce a wavelength-doubled beam with an increased output energy by coupling both of the degenerate waves out of the OPO cavity through the same output coupler following polarization rotation of one of the degenerate waves.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
912877
Patent Number(s):
7248397
Application Number:
11/416,822
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:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Armstrong, Darrell J, and Smith, Arlee V. Wavelength-doubling optical parametric oscillator. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Armstrong, Darrell J, & Smith, Arlee V. Wavelength-doubling optical parametric oscillator. United States.
Armstrong, Darrell J, and Smith, Arlee V. Tue . "Wavelength-doubling optical parametric oscillator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/912877.
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A Tandem OPO route to the mid-IR.
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Polarization-mixing optical parametric oscillator
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