- Oct 26, 2009
Well... it seems to be more of an amplifier for a laser, to achieve a more reliable femtosecond generation - one without the very complex Ti:S cavity. In fact, there would be no cavity at all. Ti:S systems are VERY expensive for the results and reliability you get in return.
Think $150k+ for a new laser.
This amp could replace an expensive setup with a more reliable, simpler, and probably cheaper setup.
This means that if the pulse lasted 1 second, it would emit 1000000000000 joules of energy. But it doesn't. It lasts only 0.000000000000001 seconds, so it actually emits 1000000000000*0.000000000000001 = 0.001 joules of energy. That's the same amount of energy a 1mW keychain laser emits if it's left on for 1 second. I don't see that amount of energy treating any cancer. Next...very short (femtosecond) laser pulses with a giant power of 10 terawatt
Ti:S as is sapphire? I was not aware that they reached those outputs, just that they were tunable.