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Backconversion-limited optical parametric oscillators

United States Patent

November 14, 2000
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A more efficient class of optical parametric oscillators is made possible by introducing means for reducing signal losses due to backconversion of signal photons in the nonlinear optical medium.
Alford; William J. (Albuquerque, NM), Smith; Arlee V. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 984,654
December 3, 1997
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94DP85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.