1. A laser therapy device, comprising:a solid-state laser suitable for continuous wave (CW) operation;
a pump source configured to excite the laser; and
a controller configured to switch on the pump source and increase, during a rise time E, a pump power supplied to the pump source from a minimum pump power level to a maximum pump power level S1 thereby generating a first pulse of the laser,
wherein the rise time E is in a range of 50 ns to 350 ns.