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Low-cost Nd:YAG microchip laser device becomes mature for industrial applications
Author(s): Florence Leplingard; Philippe Pierrard; Jean-Pierre Herriau; Gerard Bocqueho
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Paper Abstract

Many industrial applications require high beam quality, compact, reliable and low cost lasers. Microchip lasers combine all these advantages. Indeed, solid state Nd:YAG microchips have the beam quality of solid state lasers. Thanks to a monolithic design avoiding any alignment of the laser cavity elements (saturable absorber and mirrors), microchips are compact, reliable and can be produced in large quantities. They can be integrated into micro-systems to make microchip laser sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3099, Micro-optical Technologies for Measurement, Sensors, and Microsystems II and Optical Fiber Sensor Technologies and Applications, (24 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281218
Show Author Affiliations
Florence Leplingard, SFIM ODS (France)
Philippe Pierrard, SFIM ODS (France)
Jean-Pierre Herriau, SFIM ODS (France)
Gerard Bocqueho, SFIM ODS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3099:
Micro-optical Technologies for Measurement, Sensors, and Microsystems II and Optical Fiber Sensor Technologies and Applications
Olivier M. Parriaux; Ernst-Bernhard Kley; Brian Culshaw; Magnus Breidne, Editor(s)

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