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Seed Lasers

Definition: lasers which are used for generating some seed light into an amplifier or another laser

More general term: lasers

Opposite term: slave lasers

Categories: laser devices and laser physicslaser devices and laser physics, optical amplifiersoptical amplifiers

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A seed laser is a laser the output which is injected into some optical amplifier or another laser. This is done in, e.g., the following situations:

Typical types of seed lasers are small laser diodes (single-frequency or gain-switched), short-cavity fiber lasers, and miniature solid-state lasers such as nonplanar ring oscillators (NPROs).

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