The technology focuses the beam with precision on an area measuring approximately 40×40µm². Micro-optics technology is ideally suited for pumping solid-state crystals or for fiber coupling. The new devices have already been successfully deployed for energy-efficient solid-state crystal pumping within the scope of the project ‘Integrated Green Efficient Laser’ (IGEL), which the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has funded with EUR 3.5 million. The term ‘green laser’ may be misleading for some: The actual light source is a blue laser diode, the wavelength of which is converted upwards within the crystal to produce a green laser beam. LIMO won’t be playing the spectrum when it comes to potential users of blue light micro-optics.
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