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Direct use of diode lasers: an overview
Author(s): Krista McEuen
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Paper Abstract

Numerous markets for near-infrared, high-power, multi-mode diode lasers as a direct thermal source have emerged in recent years due to improved device price-to-performance ratios. Diode lasers are currently used as replacement sources in many thermal applications requiring a non-contact heat source and are also utilized in the development of new processes. Industrial applications include welding, epoxy curing, soldering, hardening, sintering, cutting and materials processing. They are also used in graphics, pumping, illumination, and a variety of medical applications. These devices provide high electrical-to- optical efficiency, are compact, virtually maintenance free, easily integrated, and are cost effective.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3415, Laser Diodes and Applications III, (8 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.326620
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Krista McEuen, Opto Power Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3415:
Laser Diodes and Applications III
Pierre Galarneau, Editor(s)

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