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    Title: Laser Basics - Design
    Type: Text and Picture Slide
    Content: Includes illustration of the design of a laser. Items identified in illustration include (from left to right): feedback mechanism, lasing medium, excitation mechanism, and output coupler.

    • Laser Design
      • Lasing Medium (gas, liquid, solid, semiconductor)
      • Excitation Mechanism (power supply, flashlamp, laser)
      • Feedback Mechanism (mirrors)
      • Output coupler (semi-transparent mirror)
    Source: UIUC