The Laser Lamp - The excitation medium for pump sources.

Solid state laser systems have historically used pulsed and CW (DC) Xenon or Krypton filled arc lamps as excitation for pump sources. When in 1960 the first practical pulsed laser system was demonstrated, the technology and understanding involved in the manufacture and operation of flash lamps was of a very basic nature. Up to that time the major use of flash lamps was photography and related applications. In fact this pulsed laser was pumped by a small, hard glass helical lamp intended for studio photography.

Throughout the 1960`s lamp and laser development progressed hand in hand until by the later 1960`s lamp technology was fairly mature. During this period the Quartz/Tungsten rod seal flash lamp had been developed, perfected and extensively adopted for high average power laser pumping. Also, during this time, specialist laser lamp manufacturing companies had been set up, adding to the development and advancement of high technology laser lamps.

Laser lamps are still universally assembled using basically hand crafting techniques. Much work has been undertaken in recent years to further improve lamp technology in new, demanding applications. A great deal of lamp development work is concentrated at the cathode, where new, rigorous service conditions are encountered when lamps are operated at high average powers and pulse durations.

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