1.3 List three advantages and three disadvantages diode lasers have relative to gas or solid-state lasers.
1.4 What are the most common applications of diode lasers? Can you think of any other applications that are not mentioned in the text? (Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits 2nd Edition)
- CD/DVD, optical mice, blu-ray
- Fiber optic comms
- PICs in optical networks
- Medical, OCT
- Remote sensing, LIDAR, gyroscopes