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Solid-State Lasers: Lower Noise Means Higher Performance

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Optimizing the power and repetition rate of pulsed solid-state lasers allows materials processing at high resolution and high speed, a condition made possible by advances in intracavity harmonic generation.

Kenneth Ibbs and Alex Laymon, DPSS Lasers, Inc.

Many linear materials proceseqsing applications call for lasers with continuous-wave (CW) output. For example, early stereolithography systems were based on CW lasers such as argon-ion or HeCd. To use a pulsed, Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state laser in this type of application, the laser’s repetition rate must be such that the output appears to be continuous on the timescale of the process being performed — the so-called quasi-CW regime. Noise effects cause traditional high repetition rate solid-state lasers to lose pulse energy and pulse-to-pulse energy stability as...Read full article

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