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Lead salt lasers: room-temperature operation and other recent developments
Author(s): Uwe Peter Schiessl; Hans-Edwin Wagner; Michael Hodges
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Paper Abstract

This paper will give a brief overview of the technology available at Laser Components and describe recent improvements in reliability and quality control. Results of recently demonstrated pulsed operation of lead salt lasers at and above room temperature will be presented. More traditional cryogenic laser operation promises to be straightforward in the future thanks to the recent development of a compact tunable IR laser source based on a lead salt laser combined with an innovative miniature Stirling cooler. This device will operate unattended and without any routine maintenance for prolonged periods and is suitable for a wide variety of laboratory and industrial applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3758, Application of Tunable Diode and Other Infrared Sources for Atmospheric Studies and Industrial Processing Monitoring II, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366465
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Uwe Peter Schiessl, Laser Components GmbH (Germany)
Hans-Edwin Wagner, Laser Components GmbH (Germany)
Michael Hodges, Laser Components GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3758:
Application of Tunable Diode and Other Infrared Sources for Atmospheric Studies and Industrial Processing Monitoring II
Alan Fried, Editor(s)

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