High Brightness, Eye-safe Lasers

James T. Murray and Richard C. Powell, Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz. and William Austin, Lite Cycles Inc., Tucson, Ariz.

The 1.5 Ī¼m spectral region is of significant interest because it is "eye-safe" with low loss atmospheric and fiber transmission. Applications involving these special features have driven a significant amount of research on high power laser sources at this wavelength.

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