Excitation by Diodes

  • Reinhard Iffländer
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 77)


Semiconductor or diode lasers are exceptional in their high electrical/optical efficiency. Therefore, they are of increasing importance for pumping solid-state lasers. The wavelength of the diodes can be tuned to an absorption band of the laser crystals only slightly above the upper laser. The efficiency of the pump process is higher and simultaneously the thermal load is less than in the case of excitation by lamps. If the diodes can be produced at lower costs, the solid-state laser will increasingly be used in new fields, even in those which are dominated at present by CO2 lasers.


Laser Diode Beam Quality Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition Pump Radiation Junction Temperature 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhard Iffländer
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  1. 1.SchrambergGermany

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