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Wavelength-doubling optical parametric oscillator

United States Patent

July 24, 2007
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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.
Armstrong; Darrell J. (Albuquerque, NM), Smith; Arlee V. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 416,822
May 3, 2006
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.