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3 μm diode-pumped solid state erbium laser for cataract surgery
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Paper Abstract

To improve the efficiency of laser phacoemulsification we developed a compact, high-repetition-rate, high-average-power, diode-pumped, 2.94 μm TIR-cavity Er:YAG laser system. Laser parameters of 19.4% slope efficiency, 5 W of average output power at up to 300 Hz repetition rate and more than 1.5 W at 1 kHz are demonstrated. The special design results in low thermal lenses of 1.9 Dpt/W. This is a good condition for high laser system scalability.

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Date Published: 17 June 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4968, Solid State Lasers XII, (17 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478260
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Holger Ernst, Laser Zentrum Hannover eV (Germany)
Wolfgang Ertmer, Univ. of Hannover (Germany)
Holger Lubatschowski, Laser Zentrum Hannover eV (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4968:
Solid State Lasers XII
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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