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Seed Lasers

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

Categories: lasers, optical amplifiers

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A seed laser is a laser the output which is injected into some 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).


The RP Photonics Buyer's Guide contains 10 suppliers for seed lasers. Among them:

See also: optical amplifiers, master oscillator power amplifier, slave laser, single-frequency operation, single-frequency lasers, injection locking, injection seeding
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