An apparatus and method for energy conversion of laser light with optical paramedic oscillation with reduced threshold and improved efficiency. A laser and an optical parametric oscillator are combined so that they share the same optical cavity. The laser field in the cavity is used as the seeding wave for the optical nonlinear material in converting the input pump wave into signal and idler waves, the idler wave having a frequency substantially identical to the laser frequency.
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College of Optics and Photonics
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Nonprovisional Application Record
Dixon, George, "Optical Parametric Oscillator with built in Seeding Laser source" (1997). UCF Patents. 432.