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Generation of tuneable 589nm radiation as a Na guide star source using an optical parametric amplifier

Duering, M; Kolev, Vesselin Z; Luther-Davies, Barry

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We describe a 5.5W 589nm source based on a passively modelocked Nd:YVO4 laser and a multi-stage Lithium Triborate optical parametric amplifier seeded by a tuneable semiconductor laser. We show this system can produce rapidly tuneable, transform-limited pulses in near diffraction-limited beams at 589nm, useful for Na guide star applications. The attraction of this scheme is that it can be assembled from commercially available hardware and is readily scalable to high average powers.

dc.contributor.authorDuering, M
dc.contributor.authorKolev, Vesselin Z
dc.contributor.authorLuther-Davies, Barry
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-26T00:08:29Z
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-20T06:03:19Z
dc.date.available2009-10-26T00:08:29Z
dc.date.available2010-12-20T06:03:19Z
dc.identifier.citationOptics Express 17.2 (2009): 437 - 446
dc.identifier.issn1094-4087
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10440/960
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/10440/960
dc.description.abstractWe describe a 5.5W 589nm source based on a passively modelocked Nd:YVO4 laser and a multi-stage Lithium Triborate optical parametric amplifier seeded by a tuneable semiconductor laser. We show this system can produce rapidly tuneable, transform-limited pulses in near diffraction-limited beams at 589nm, useful for Na guide star applications. The attraction of this scheme is that it can be assembled from commercially available hardware and is readily scalable to high average powers.
dc.format10 pages
dc.publisherOptical Society of America
dc.rights"OSA will grant the authors permission to deposit the publisher’s pdf from their Optics Express articles into the repository with the proper citation (reference number or journal /volume/page/year citation)." - from email received from Authorized Agent, The Optical Society, 27/05/10
dc.sourceOptics Express
dc.source.urihttp://www.opticsinfobase.org/DirectPDFAccess/7A4D30B6-BDB9-137E-C8F9917BC4AD04A4_175696.pdf?da=1&id=175696&seq=0
dc.subjectnonlinear optics, parametric processes
dc.titleGeneration of tuneable 589nm radiation as a Na guide star source using an optical parametric amplifier
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesAffiliation in article: Duering, M, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Lasertechnik ILT, Aachen, Germany.
local.identifier.citationvolume17
dcterms.dateAccepted2008-12-18
dc.date.issued2009-01-06
local.identifier.absfor020502 (50%), 020503 (50%)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9912193xPUB262
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationDuering, M, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Laser Physics Centre
local.contributor.affiliationKolev, Vesselin Z, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Laser Physics Centre
local.contributor.affiliationLuther-Davies, Barry, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Laser Physics Centre
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage437
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage446
local.identifier.doi10.1364/OE.17.000437
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T09:12:36Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-58449099308
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