EDP Sciences Journals List
Issue J. Phys. IV France
Volume 01, Number C7, Décembre 1991
2nd International Conference
Laser M2P
Page(s) C7-3 - C7-6
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:1991701

2nd International Conference
Laser M2P

J. Phys. IV France 01 (1991) C7-3-C7-6

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1991701

PROPERTIES AND MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF NEAR-IR SOLID-STATE LASERS

B. STRUVE1 and G. HUBER2

1  LASERTEC HAMBURG GMBH, Stresemannstr. 364, D-2000 Hamburg 50, Germany
2  Institut für Angewandte Physik, Universität Hamburg, Jungiusstr. 11, D-2000 Hamburg 36, Germany


Abstract
Cr-Tm-YAG, Cr-Tm-Ho-YAG, and Er-YAG lasers at 2.01 µm, 2.12 µm, and 2.94 µm, resp., are compared regarding single-shot and high-repetition rate efficiency. The 2 µm lasers are intrinsically limited at higher operation temperatures, the Er-laser only shows thermal lensing. Thin (3 mm) Tm-and Ho-laser rods allow high repetition rates (30 Hz) and with increasing rod diameters pulse energies up to 17 J are obtained.



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