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Diode Lasers

Definition: semiconductor laser devices based on laser diodes

More general term: semiconductor lasers

More specific terms: high brightness laser diodes, diode bars, diode stacks, vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers, external-cavity diode lasers, fiber-coupled diode lasers, mode-locked diode lasers, direct diode lasers

German: Diodenlaser

Categories: optoelectronicsoptoelectronics, laser devices and laser physicslaser devices and laser physics


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Diode lasers are semiconductor laser devices based on laser diodes. Although the terms diode laser and laser diode are often used with the same meaning, it is appropriate to distinguish the terms: the diode laser is a laser device, which may sometimes consist only of a single laser diode, but may also contain additional items:

Applications of diode lasers are mentioned in the article on laser diodes.

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