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Optical Engineering

Laser Noise in Writing Applications
Author(s): A. D. Berg; J. P. Wheeler
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, lasers have been used increasingly in applications involving writing and recording on film or other materials. Although most of the applications involve low-power helium-neon lasers, which produce a few milliwatts in the red (6328A), many, particularly those involving newspaper plate-making and video-disk recording, utilize argon-ion lasers, which produce up to 20 watts in the blue-green spectrum and several watts in the ultraviolet.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1976
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 15(2) doi: 10.1117/12.7971924
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 15, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
A. D. Berg, Coherent Radiation (United States)
J. P. Wheeler, Coherent Radiation (United States)

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