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Fiber lasers in micromachining cutting

Micromachining of fine features has become an important part of high-volume manufacturing in diverse markets like electronics, medical devices, etc. The process includes the creation of small holes, fine cuts and narrow scribers with the use of drills, saws, and, increasingly, lasers. The nature of this application requires the instruments to be precise, high quality,...

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Fiber lasers for LIDAR: improvements in the technology

LIDAR is a method of surveillance method that measures the distance to a target by illuminating that target with a pulsed laser light and measuring the reflected pulses with a sensor. The received laser light is used to construct a 3D-representation of the target. The main applications of LIDAR are a construction of high-resolution maps, laser...

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Signal frequency fiber lasers for gravitational wave detectors

Single frequency laser sources are required for further development of gravitational wave detectors. There is a number of requirements that single frequency lasers need to meet in order to be used in gravitational wave detection applications. For example, the lasers need to have a wavelength of 1μm, an output power of several hundred watts, and...