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Image-rotating, 4-mirror, ring optical parametric oscillator

United States Patent

August 10, 2004
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A device for optical parametric amplification utilizing four mirrors oriented in a nonplanar configuration where the optical plane formed by two of the mirrors is orthogonal to the optical plane formed by the other two mirrors and with the ratio of lengths of the laser beam paths approximately constant regardless of the scale of the device. With a cavity length of less than approximately 110 mm, a conversion efficiency of greater than 45% can be achieved.
Smith; Arlee V. (Albuquerque, NM), Armstrong; Darrell J. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
10/ 217,853
August 12, 2002
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.