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The Production of Laser Radiation

  • Reinhart Poprawe
  • Konstantin Boucke
  • Dieter Hoffman
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Abstract

In the previous chapter, we presented the foundations of the interaction between radiation and material. In the end, the necessary criterion to produce laser radiation was derived: population inversion. Population inversion is the prerequisite for the predominance of stimulated emission, the basic process of the laser.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reinhart Poprawe
    • 1
  • Konstantin Boucke
    • 1
  • Dieter Hoffman
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik (ILT)AachenGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT)AachenGermany

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