Solid state lasers

  • H. Weber
Part of the Engineering Lasers and Their Applications book series (LSAS, volume 2)


There are three types of lasers of which the active medium is formed by solid materials:
  1. 1.

    pn-junctions, directly excited by an electric current;

  2. 2.

    colour centre lasers, that are crystals with X-ray induced defects, pumped by other lasers

  3. 3.

    crystals or glasses, doped with ions, and pumped by gas discharge lamps or other lasers.



Output Power Beam Quality Solid State Laser Laser Level Refractive Index Profile 
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