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Emerging laser technologies
Author(s): Lewis M. Holmes
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Paper Abstract

I'm here to give you a different cut through the laser field. I'm going to look at it from a technology point of view and essentially not mention dollars and cents at all. The talk is entitled the Top 10 Emerging Laser Technologies. I'm highlighting "emerging" to emphasize that I'm not talking about the lasers that necessarily are doing the best on the marketplace right now or are going to do the best next year. And I'm not necessarily talking about lasers that have the most interesting technical developments right now. For ex ample, over the past two to four years there have been some very in- teresting things going on in the ion laser area: a great ixaproveraent in power output in the UV and increases in tube lifetimes and active stabilization of the lasers for user friendliness. But in no way can you consider ion lasers an emerging technology right now, so I'm not going to be talking about them. And there are other examples like that too. For example, the ultrafast dye laser area is also very exciting technology but does not fall under this rubric of emerging laser technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1315, The Laser Marketplace in 1990, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.637338
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Lewis M. Holmes, Laser Focus World (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1315:
The Laser Marketplace in 1990
Gary T. Forrest; Morris R. Levitt, Editor(s)

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