solid state laser


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solid state laser

A laser that uses a glass or crystalline laser medium that is excited by light from an external source. A solid state laser is not a semiconductor laser, although articles may erroneously refer to them as such. See laser.
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Few previous studies are available, conducting LASIK and PRK in children using Excimer Laser,[23-26] but this study included paediatric eyes for LASEK using solid state laser. It proves that it is easy to perform LASEK for the paediatric patients (12-14 years).
In response to the increasing use of solid state lasers in the machine tool industry, laser manufacturer Trumpf is now using its C[O.sub.2] lasers to develop EUV lithography systems for making the next generation of high-speed computer processors.
Solid state lasers are electrically powered, and they are separated into three types: Fiber solid-state lasers like LaWS, slab solid-state lasers, and free electron lasers.
The LaWS is a technology demonstrator built by the Naval Sea Systems Command from commercial fiber solid state lasers, utilizing combination methods developed at the Naval Research Laboratory.
The deal with Lumera, which makes solid state lasers for microelectronics, materials processing and OEM medical applications, follows recent acquisitions carried out by Coherent in the field.
A sampling of topics includes: recent progress of high peak power solid state lasers, laser annealing of composite materials with metal nonoparticles, single crystal photo-elastic modulators, optical properties of rare earth ions induced by femtosecond lasers, and ultrafast dynamics of porphyrins in a higher excited state.

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