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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Development and delivery of a pure mode continuous-wave laser with wavelength 632.
70 vs 120 W thulium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet 2 microm continuous-wave laser for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia: A systematic ex-vivo evaluation.
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.
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.
Though the device generates a pulsed laser output, because the pulsing is so short, its effects resemble those of a conventional continuous-wave laser.
This proprietary version of the intra-cavity frequency-doubled DPSS laser is used in Oxxius Blue, a 473-nm continuous-wave laser module which is the first product based on the generic AMR product platform.
In the experiments, both groups used continuous-wave lasers, with a wavelength of 532 nanometers for Zhang's group and 633 nanometers for the French group, shining them through spatial tight modulators with phase variation calculated using special computer programs.
Researchers working with continuous-wave lasers in the 1960s were some of the first to observe the high-contrast, fine-scale granular patterns that appeared when laser light was reflected from a rough surface.

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