Accession Number : ADA304709

Title :   Compact Mid-Infrared Source. Phase 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 10 Mar-20 Sep 95,

Corporate Author : LIGHTWAVE ELECTRONICS CORP MOUNTAIN VIEW CA

Personal Author(s) : Bosenberg, Walter R.

PDF Url : ADA304709

Report Date : 20 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This effort successfully demonstrated a high power periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) optical parametric oscillator (OPO) operating in the mid-infrared region of the spectrum. Highlighted experimental results are: (1) generation of 600 mW of 3.5 micron radiation (from 5.8 W pump); (2) generation of 2 W of 1.54 micron radiation (5.8 W pump); (3) operation at repetition rates of 5 - 32 kHz; (4) tuning over 2.7 to 4.8 micron (idler) and 1.35 - 1.66 micron (signal); and (5) expanding our PPLN fabrication capabilities by poling full 3" diameter wafers, and poling 0.75 mm and 1.0 mm thick crystals. This work clearly demonstrates that PPLN OPOs are capable of generating high repetition rate mid-infrared radiation at Watt power levels.

Descriptors :   *LIGHT AMPLIFIERS, HIGH POWER, OSCILLATORS, POWER LEVELS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, REPETITION RATE, FABRICATION, LIGHT SOURCES, LITHIUM NIOBATES, INTERMEDIATE INFRARED RADIATION, PARAMETRIC AMPLIFIERS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE