19 June 2003 Application adapted diode laser systems: a result of the German national research project MDS
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Proceedings Volume 4973, High-Power Diode Laser Technology and Applications; (2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478372
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
The National German research project "MDS", which stands for the German equivalent of "Modular Diode Laser Beam Tools", is now in its fifth year. The aim of the project is the development of new diode laser technology as well as novel applications, especially taylored to the special features of high power diode lasers. The project has a strong vertical structure: All necessary technologies for a successful performance of the project, i.e. chip-technology, laser-system-technology and applications are represented in the project. The aspect of laser systems can be divided into two fields: one is of course improving the beam quality and power, i.e. brilliance of conventional diode laser systems; this can be reached by further development of the semiconductors the other is using the individual bars and assembling them in a special way, which is adapted to the application. That's what is meant by the word "modular". This paper will mainly focus on the special systems and their applications and illuminate the actual status as well as the hurdles, which had to be overcome during the project.
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Friedrich G. Bachmann, "Application adapted diode laser systems: a result of the German national research project MDS", Proc. SPIE 4973, High-Power Diode Laser Technology and Applications, (19 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478372; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478372
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