Infrared Solid State Lasers

  • I. Ursu
  • V. I. Lupei
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Abstract

Research and development in the field of solid state lasers, oased upon discovery and use of new laser active media or the relevance of new properties and an improved use of traditional media is, at present, one of the must dynamic directions of activity in the whole field of lasers. The main goals of this activity can be summarized as: (i) extension of wavelength range for efficient direct generation, (ii) improved tunability, (iii) improved efficiency, (iv) increase of average power. Though these goals have been traditional in solid state lasers R & D, a complex interplay of factors makes possible a qualitatively new approach to the problem. The main factors are: (i) new practical requirements (as, for instance, the need for compact, reliable, efficient lasers generating in a given wavelength range, in a given regime of operation); (ii) theoretical developments and new experimental techniques of investigation for solid state laser active media (such as deactivation processes, energy transfer, high-resolution site-selective or temporally resolved spectroscopy and so on); (iii) new technological possibilities (improved crystal growth technologies of high productivity for production of large, high-quality, reproducible laser active media); (iv) technical development in the field of lasers (new pumping schemes, conceptual developments and so on).

Keywords

Titanium Chromium Al2o Fluoride Palladium 

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  • I. Ursu
    • 1
  • V. I. Lupei
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Institute for PhysicsIFTARBucharestRomania

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