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8 February 2012 High-efficiency high-brightness diode lasers at 1470 nm/1550 nm for medical and defense applications
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Diode lasers in the 1400 nm to 1600 nm regime are used in a variety of applications including pumping Er:YAG lasers, range finding, materials processing, aesthetic medical treatments and surgery. In addition to the compact size, efficiency, and low cost advantages of traditional diode lasers, high power semiconductor lasers in the eye-safe regime are becoming widely used in an effort to minimize the unintended impact of potentially hazardous scattered optical radiation from the laser source, the optical delivery system, or the target itself. In this article we describe the performance of high efficiency high brightness InP laser bars at 1470nm and 1550nm developed at QPC Lasers for applications ranging from surgery to rangefinding.
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Kendra Gallup, Jeff Ungar, Laurent Vaissie, Rob Lammert, and Wentao Hu "High-efficiency high-brightness diode lasers at 1470 nm/1550 nm for medical and defense applications", Proc. SPIE 8241, High-Power Diode Laser Technology and Applications X, 82410R (8 February 2012);


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