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High-power semiconductor lasers: applications and progress
Author(s): W. Pete Latham; William T. Cooley; Gregory J. Vansuch; Theodore C. Salvi
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Paper Abstract

The United States government and industry have a long standing interest in developing high power semiconductor lasers for a variety of applications. These include material processing, long range sensing, and long range communications. The wavelength depends on the application, and sometimes on eye safety considerations. Key development goals are high brightness and high efficiency. This paper will review some of the applications, key laser performance features desired, and some of the accomplishments in high power diode lasers from the High Power Semiconductor Laser Technology program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3889, Advanced High-Power Lasers, (3 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.380881
Show Author Affiliations
W. Pete Latham, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
William T. Cooley, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Gregory J. Vansuch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Theodore C. Salvi, Logicon RDA Associates (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3889:
Advanced High-Power Lasers
Marek Osinski; Howard T. Powell; Koichi Toyoda, Editor(s)

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