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2.0-micron laser applications
Author(s): John G. Daly; Craig A. Smith
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Paper Abstract

Recent interest in lasers in the 2 micron wavelength region has lead to crystal growth improvements and flashlamp-pumped operation at room temperatures. Holmium near 2.1 µm, thulium between 1.93 and 2.07 µm, and cobalt magnesium fluoride tunable from 1.75 to 2.5µm are finding uses in medical and dental applications. The improved eyesafety for these wavelengths also makes them candidates as laser rangefinders, LIDAR sources, and for remote sensing. A comparison of performance for these three laser materials with respect to these applications is included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1627, Solid State Lasers III, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60141
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John G. Daly, Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc. (United States)
Craig A. Smith, Schwartz Electro-Optics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1627:
Solid State Lasers III
Gregory J. Quarles, Editor(s)

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