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High power lasers: achievements, challenges, and opportunities
Author(s): C. Kumar N. Patel

Paper Abstract

Lasers with ever increasing high powers, CW as well as pulsed, have been targets for research and developments from the very invention of the laser. Availability of high powers facilitate many practical applications in industry, medicine and research in quantum electronics. This presentation will summarize some of the key advances that have occurred since early 1960's and provide a guide for what can be expected in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6127, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices III, 612701 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666667
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C. Kumar N. Patel, Pranalytica, Inc. (United States)
Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6127:
Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices III
Manijeh Razeghi; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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