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Harmonic generation with fiber MOPAs and solid state lasers -- technical challenges, state-of-the-art comparison and future developments
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Paper Abstract

Fiber MOPAs in the infrared wavelength region offer the advantage of high single mode output powers, independent selection of pulse repetition rates and pulse durations, and access to high repetition rates. Despite these performance advantages, most industrial and scientific applications in the visible and the ultraviolet spectral range are still dominated by solid state lasers. We will give an overview of the technical challenges of harmonic generation in fiber lasers and fiber amplifiers and discuss the state-of-the-art and future of Fiber MOPAs and bulk solid state lasers with harmonic generation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 2011
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7912, Solid State Lasers XX: Technology and Devices, 79120H (16 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876873
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Andrei Starodoumov, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Norman Hodgson, Coherent, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7912:
Solid State Lasers XX: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh Shori, Editor(s)

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