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Laser system design for the generation of a sodium-layer laser guide star
Author(s): Herbert W. Friedman
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Paper Abstract

The design considerations for a laser system used to generate a sodium-layer guide star are presented. Laser technology developed for the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) program is shown to be directly relevant to this problem and results of a demonstration using the AVLIS laser to generate such a guide star are shown. The design of a compact laser suitable for use at a large telescope such as the Keck is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1859, Laser Isotope Separation, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145503
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Herbert W. Friedman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1859:
Laser Isotope Separation
Jeffrey A. Paisner, Editor(s)

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