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Frequency agile optical parametric oscillator

United States Patent

5,841,570
November 24, 1998
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The frequency agile OPO device converts a fixed wavelength pump laser beam to arbitrary wavelengths within a specified range with pulse to pulse agility, at a rate limited only by the repetition rate of the pump laser. Uses of this invention include Laser radar, LIDAR, active remote sensing of effluents/pollutants, environmental monitoring, antisensor lasers, and spectroscopy.
Velsko; Stephan P. (Livermore, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
08/ 791,340
January 31, 1997
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.