Solid state laser

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solid state laser

(Science: radiobiology) A laser using a transparent substance (crystalline or glass) as the active medium, doped to provide the energy states necessary for lasing. The pumping mechanism is the radiation from a powerful light source, such as a flashlamp. The ruby, nd-YAG, and Nd:glass lasers are solid-state lasers.