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Commercial applications of high-powered laser diodes
Author(s): David L. Cunningham; Richard D. Jacobs
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Paper Abstract

The development of high power laser diodes using surface emitting distributed feedback (SEDFB) techniques has matured to the point where serious marketing analyses have been conducted. While development of the base technology continues, the initiation of systems applications and manufacturing engineering has begun. This effort, in direct response to growing market demand, is the critical bridge between research and the development of viable products for commercial applications. This paper addresses the history of laser technology development, the current status of high powered laser diode development, the forces defining current and future markets and the role of `conventional wisdom' in laser technology and market development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2382, Laser Diodes and Applications, (28 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.208434
Show Author Affiliations
David L. Cunningham, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Richard D. Jacobs, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2382:
Laser Diodes and Applications
Kurt J. Linden; Prasad R. Akkapeddi, Editor(s)

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