optically pumped laser

optically pumped laser

[′äp·tə·klē ¦pəmpt ′lā·zər]
(optics)
A laser that uses absorption of light from an auxiliary light source to excite electrons into an upper energy state.
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Even if the researchers succeed in that task, the resulting device would be considered an optically pumped laser, which works only when an external light source stimulates it.
also recently won a 10-year court battle to uphold his patent for an optically pumped laser amplifier (SN: 3/20/82, p.
html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Electronic_Component_and_Semiconductor Laser diodes are electrically pumped semiconductor lasers and are different from the optically pumped lasers found commonly.

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