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Laser diodes and diode-pumped solid state laser systems: advantages, limits, and application fields
Author(s): Antoniangelo Agnesi; Annalisa Guandalini; Giancarlo C. Reali
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Paper Abstract

A general comparative introduction on laser diodes and diode-pumped solid-state laser systems is presented. The main advantages and limits of these devices are reported. Low-to-medium power systems are mainly discussed in this report. With reference to the work carried out in our laboratory, we review on laser action of crystals at wavelengths different from their main laser transitions. In particular, red light generation through intra-cavity second harmonic generation processes is discussed, and the related problems of efficiency, beam quality and thermal effects are pointed out. Finally, as an example of system with great applicative perspectives both in scientific and technological fields, all-solid-state ultrashort pulse laser systems via passive mode-locking techniques are reviewed. The example of their application to the field of nonlinear microscopy is presented in some detail.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5131, Third GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications, (9 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.513487
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Antoniangelo Agnesi, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
INFM (Italy)
Annalisa Guandalini, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
INFM (Italy)
Giancarlo C. Reali, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
INFM (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5131:
Third GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications
Alexis Carabelas; Giuseppe Baldacchini; Paolo Di Lazzaro; Dimitrios Zevgolis, Editor(s)

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