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Optical Engineering

Lasers and Optics-An Overview
Author(s): W. R. Sooy
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Paper Abstract

This is a descriptive survey of the special optical problems which arise in the design and use of lasers. The optical problems, and some of the solutions, related to achieving and preserving spatial and temporal coherence, working with high power beams, and diagnosing laser characteristics are treated.

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Date Published: 1 April 1976
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 15(2) 152131 doi: 10.1117/12.7971934
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 15, Issue 2
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W. R. Sooy, Science Applications, Inc. (United States)

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