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Ways to a brighter future, with lasers

Ways to a brighter future, with lasers
Ways to a brighter future, with lasers
Brightness is a key figure of merit for laser performance and suitability for applications. Scaling up the brightness of lasers continues, even after 45 years, to be a major preoccupation of laser development. Here the recent advent of the high power fibre lasers has given a major boost. But this is not the only player. Thin disc lasers, cryogenically-cooled bulk lasers, hybrids combining fibre lasers and bulk lasers, and even parametric amplifiers are all serious contenders. This talk will survey the relative merits of these available options, with the conclusion that significant further increases in laser brightness can be expected in the near future.
Hanna, David
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Hanna, David
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Hanna, David (2006) Ways to a brighter future, with lasers. Photonics West 2006. 21 - 26 Jan 2006.

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Abstract

Brightness is a key figure of merit for laser performance and suitability for applications. Scaling up the brightness of lasers continues, even after 45 years, to be a major preoccupation of laser development. Here the recent advent of the high power fibre lasers has given a major boost. But this is not the only player. Thin disc lasers, cryogenically-cooled bulk lasers, hybrids combining fibre lasers and bulk lasers, and even parametric amplifiers are all serious contenders. This talk will survey the relative merits of these available options, with the conclusion that significant further increases in laser brightness can be expected in the near future.

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Published date: January 2006
Additional Information: Plenary talk (Invited)
Venue - Dates: Photonics West 2006, 2006-01-21 - 2006-01-26

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Local EPrints ID: 47886
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47886
PURE UUID: 7a94a2c9-79df-4cfd-89c6-5fcc379dbf80

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Date deposited: 14 Aug 2007
Last modified: 26 Feb 2019 17:30

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