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Advances in solid-state lasers and potential industrial application
Author(s): James J. Ewing
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Paper Abstract

Solid State lasers using diode array excitation continue to make significant progress in laboratory development. Though used in certain industrial applications in semiconductor manufacture, this type of solid state laser has not yet seen broader use. This article summarizes the status of this technology and projects the conditions of cost and market volume needed for greater use of such lasers. Large volume, high power industrial applications must play a substantive role in the adaptation of this technology since the high power industrial laser market is one of the few markets with volumes large enough to drive the cost of the diode component sufficiently low for mass usage to be affordable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2062, Lasers as Tools for Manufacturing, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167591
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James J. Ewing, Aculight Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2062:
Lasers as Tools for Manufacturing
Leonard R. Migliore; Richard W. Walker, Editor(s)

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