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Optical Engineering

Laser Glass: Status And Prospects
Author(s): Norbert Neuroth
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Paper Abstract

The development of laser glass is reviewed. The fluorescence and laser effect of numerous glass compositions have been investigated over the past 20 years, but the industrial applications are few compared to the volume of research: only 20 to 30 glass types are available commercially today. Phosphate glasses are in the foreground because they exhibit a large laser effect and because it is possible to produce them in large volume and with high damage threshold. They are used in both high power lasers and lasers for machining and measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 26(2) 260296 doi: 10.1117/12.7974033
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 26, Issue 2
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Norbert Neuroth, Schott Glaswerke (Germany)


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