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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Guest Editorial Laser Applications To Chemistry
Author(s): Thomas F. George

Paper Abstract

The phenomenon of "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation" (the laser), discovered over twenty years ago, has become one of the most exciting developments in science. Providing a source of intense, coherent, narrowly monochromatic radiation, with the capability of either continuous generation or periodic flashes of extraordinarily short duration (down to pico-seconds), the laser has already had a remarkable effect on research in many diverse areas of engineering and the physical and biological sciences.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1980
PDF: 1 pages
Opt. Eng. 19(1) 190101 doi: 10.1117/12.7972462
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 19, Issue 1
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Thomas F. George, University of Rochester (United States)


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