Abstract

A CdSe optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by a 2.79-µm, Cr,Er:YSGG laser yielded a 59% signal-plus-idler slope efficiency (η), a total idler output of 1.2–2.4  mJ between 8.5 and 12.3  µm, and an idler beam that was 2.2–2.5 times the diffraction limit. A ZnGeP2 OPO operated with a lower threshold, η=29%, and a forward idler output of 0.7–2.4  mJ from 6.9 to 9.9  µm. The signal and idler bandwidths were typically 4  cm-1 for each OPO.

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1997 (1)

1994 (1)

Budni, P.

P. Ketteridge, P. Budni, I. Lee, P. Schunemann, and T. Pollak, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 168–170.

Budni, P. A.

C. L. Marquardt, D. G. Cooper, P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, K. L. Schepler, R. DeDomenico, and G. C. Catella, Appl. Opt. 33, 3192 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, 1997 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 220–222.

Catella, G. C.

Chicklis, E. P.

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, 1997 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 220–222.

Cooper, D. G.

DeDomenico, R.

Isyanova, Y.

Y. Isyanova, G. A. Rines, D. Welford, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 174–176.

Jolin, L. J.

Ketteridge, P.

P. Ketteridge, P. Budni, I. Lee, P. Schunemann, and T. Pollak, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 168–170.

Knights, M. G.

C. L. Marquardt, D. G. Cooper, P. A. Budni, M. G. Knights, K. L. Schepler, R. DeDomenico, and G. C. Catella, Appl. Opt. 33, 3192 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, 1997 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 220–222.

Lee, I.

P. Ketteridge, P. Budni, I. Lee, P. Schunemann, and T. Pollak, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 168–170.

Marquardt, C. L.

Moulton, P. F.

Y. Isyanova, G. A. Rines, D. Welford, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 174–176.

D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai and S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 184–186.

Petrin, R. R.

Pollak, T.

P. Ketteridge, P. Budni, I. Lee, P. Schunemann, and T. Pollak, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 168–170.

Pollak, T. M.

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, 1997 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 220–222.

Pomeranz, L.

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, 1997 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 220–222.

Quagliano, J. R.

Quick, C. R.

Rines, D. M.

D. M. Rines, “Efficient 4-micron generation (final report),” contract (Defense Technical Information Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., 1995).

D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai and S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 184–186.

Rines, G. A.

D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai and S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 184–186.

Y. Isyanova, G. A. Rines, D. Welford, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 174–176.

Romero, R. J.

Sander, R. K.

Schepler, K. L.

Schunemann, P.

P. Ketteridge, P. Budni, I. Lee, P. Schunemann, and T. Pollak, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 168–170.

Schunemann, P. G.

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, 1997 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 220–222.

Stoutland, P. O.

Tiee, J. J.

Welford, D.

Y. Isyanova, G. A. Rines, D. Welford, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 174–176.

Whitehead, M. C.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Other (5)

P. Ketteridge, P. Budni, I. Lee, P. Schunemann, and T. Pollak, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 168–170.

Y. Isyanova, G. A. Rines, D. Welford, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, S. A. Payne and C. R. Pollock, eds., Vol. 1 of Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 174–176.

D. M. Rines, “Efficient 4-micron generation (final report),” contract (Defense Technical Information Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., 1995).

D. M. Rines, G. A. Rines, and P. F. Moulton, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, B. H. T. Chai and S. A. Payne, eds., Vol. 24 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), pp. 184–186.

P. G. Schunemann, P. A. Budni, L. Pomeranz, M. G. Knights, T. M. Pollak, and E. P. Chicklis, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, 1997 Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 220–222.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Total forward signal-plus-idler OPO efficiency for a 10 mm×11 mm×51 mm CdSe crystal and a 6 mm×6 mm×25 mm ZnGeP2 crystal. No damage was detected for either crystal at these input energies (up to 0.7 J/cm2).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Total and forward idler output energies from the CdSe OPO with a 2.79-µm pump energy of 22–25  mJ.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Forward idler output energies from the ZnGeP2 OPO with a pump energy of 22–25  mJ. The external crystal rotation was 28°. The transmission spectrum was for the AR-coated, 25-mm-long crystal used in the experiment.

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