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Introduction

  • Oleg ProninEmail author
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Abstract

The invention of the optical maser [1, 2, 3] has had an enormous impact on our life and technology. The laser made data storage (CDs) and the internet possible, and became a golden standard in eye surgery, cancer treatment and diagnostics, brought unprecedented precision and speeds in micromachining, paved the way for clean energy sources and more.

Keywords

Frequency Comb Attosecond Pulse High Average Power Enhancement Cavity Femtosecond Oscillator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PhysikLudwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)GarchingGermany

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