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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

How to Cite

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

Author Information

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

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2004

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

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