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A Question about main laser parameters

  1. Nov 23, 2018 #1
    Okay, so I have to write a 5-10 page report about temperature's influence on main laser parameters but, first of all, I want to ask:
    What are the main laser parameters?

    At which parameters should I be looking at?
     
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  3. Nov 23, 2018 #2

    berkeman

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    Can you post links to the reading you've been doing about this question? What have you found so far? And which kind of laser?
     
  4. Nov 23, 2018 #3
    Well, the topic is pretty vague, doesn't specify what type of laser but I assume a some kind of solid-state laser or semiconductor laser (laser diode).

    I don't really know from where or how to approach this topic. If I could know what are the main laser parameters that change because of temperature it would be much easier. I could begin reading about that certain parameter and its dependance on temperature, then go deeper into the physics of how and why it changes in that specific way and so on. But first - I need to know at which parameters I should be looking at.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2018 #4

    berkeman

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    Sounds like you should start with some Google searches:

    Semiconductor laser diode physics

    Temperature dependence laser diode


    Since you have marked this thread level as "A", and you are working on your Master's degree, can you say a bit about your background so far in Solid State Physics?
     
  6. Nov 23, 2018 #5
    During my bachelor's degree I had a solid state physics course so I'd say I'm familiar with the basics.
     
  7. Nov 23, 2018 #6

    berkeman

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    Great! So please do the reading in the Google searches I suggested, and see if that gets you going. If you have questions about any of the equations or descriptions in that reading, please post links here with your specific questions. Thanks. :smile:
     
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