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Lasers, Solid-state

  1. Tso Yee Fan

Published Online: 15 JUL 2004

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap198.pub2

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

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Fan, T. Y. 2004. Lasers, Solid-state. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. .

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  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2004


An overview of solid-state lasers, which are lasers using doped, dielectric solids as the gain media, is presented. The article includes information on the history, materials physics, technology, and application of these devices.


  • solid-state lasers;
  • fiber lasers;
  • rare-earth-doped materials;
  • transition-metal-doped materials