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Eye-safe laser glass development at SCHOTT
Author(s): Hong Li; Mark J. Davis; Eric H. Urruti
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Paper Abstract

SCHOTT has developed eye-safe laser glasses for laser range finder and medical/ biophotonics applications. The development described herein covers various combinations of key ions, Er, Yb, and Cr, with and without Ce, at controlled ratios and their perspective reduction - oxidation (REDOX) states to improve glass lasing, thermal lensing, and thermo-mechanical stability for field-based applications under high repetition rate operation. This report covers glass property characterizations and selective modeling results using statistically designed compositions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7686, Laser Technology for Defense and Security VI, 768616 (4 May 2010);
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Hong Li, SCHOTT North America, Inc. (United States)
Mark J. Davis, SCHOTT North America, Inc. (United States)
Eric H. Urruti, SCHOTT North America, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7686:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security VI
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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