How can glass as a gain material revolutionise lasers and push the boundaries of light amplification?

In this whitepaper, we delve into the advantages of employing glass as a gain material in laser systems. We explore the distinctive characteristics of glass that sets it apart from other materials on its potential as a key component in laser technology.

Unique glass laser gain materials provide a solution to the challenges faced by alternative laser gain materials. These glasses possess resistance to laser-induced damage which ensures enhanced durability and longevity of laser systems and these glasses may be produced with ‘athermal’ properties allowing thermal lensing effects to be minimised.

The customisable nature of these materials, combined with their broad emission characteristics and ease of doping, allows for precise control and fine-tuning of laser outputs.

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