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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 6989–7001

The development and application of femtosecond laser systems

W. Sibbett, A. A. Lagatsky, and C. T. A. Brown  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 6989-7001 (2012)

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Some background as well as recent progress in the development of femtosecond lasers are discussed together with a brief outline of a few representative emergent applications in biology and medicine that are underpinned by access to such sources. We also provide a short summary of other contributions in this focus issue.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.7160) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ultrafast technology
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2012
Published: March 13, 2012

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W. Sibbett, A. A. Lagatsky, and C. T. A. Brown, "The development and application of femtosecond laser systems," Opt. Express 20, 6989-7001 (2012)

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