continuous-wave laser

continuous-wave laser

[kən¦tin·yə·wəs ¦wāv ′lā·zər]
(optics)
A laser in which the beam of coherent light is generated continuously, as required for communication and certain other applications. Abbreviated CW laser.
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Equinox is a single frequency, 532nm continuous-wave laser, designed for scientific and industrial uses.
'Five-part method' of two-micron continuous-wave laser vaporesection in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia.
It features the company's proprietary MicroPulse technology, in which a continuous-wave laser beam is chopped into a train of tiny, repetitive, low energy pulses separated by a brief rest period allowing the tissue to cool between laser pulses.
Shen et al., "Room temperature continuous-wave laser performance of LD pumped Er:Lu2 O3 and Er:Y2O3 ceramic at 2.7 [micro]m," Optics Express, vol.
Wang et al., "Stimulated Raman scattering imaging by continuous-wave laser excitation," Optics Letters, vol.
The light originates from a continuous-wave laser, also called a single-frequency laser.
The enabling technology for this product is Energetiq's Laser-Driven Light Source, a 20-W continuous-wave laser diode that directly heats a xenon plasma to high temperatures, providing a flat output spectrum from the NIR range down to 170 nm.
(18) Holonyak, who pioneered the world's first continuous-wave laser diode in 1962, was followed by a long line of renowned laser diode researchers produced by the University of Illinois.
Each laser is based on a single Nd:YLF rod that is side-pumped by continuous-wave laser diode bars mounted in a compact field-replaceable pump module.
Laser designators, specifically, are "battery monsters," he said, because they emit a great deal of continuous-wave laser energy.
Though the device generates a pulsed laser output, because the pulsing is so short, its effects resemble those of a conventional continuous-wave laser.

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