New Laser Source Technology

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Science  13 Apr 1984:
Vol. 224, Issue 4645, pp. 117-123
DOI: 10.1126/science.224.4645.117


Over the past 5 to 8 years several new laser sources have been developed as a result of R & D efforts stimulated by a growing number of laser applications. Four families of new devices—semiconductor diod laser arrays, free electron lasers, rare gas halide excimer sources, and several new tunable solid-state lasers—show particular promise.