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Reliability and robustness of the cyan 488-nm laser
Author(s): Doug Burbidge; Carla J. Miner; J. Evans; S. Wallace; Peter Cottreau; Edward H. Wahl; Barbara A. Paldus
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Paper Abstract

We report on robustness testing of a highly reliable frequency-doubled, external cavity semiconductor laser (DECSL). The laser module has been demonstrated to survive 6G operating vibration swept from 100 Hz to 500 Hz at 0.25 octaves/min. Impact shock to destruction was performed, and the unit passed operating specifications up to 300G. Good pointing stability and laser start times are shown as a function of repeated environmental temperature cycling between operating extremes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5332, Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices, (8 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.538044
Show Author Affiliations
Doug Burbidge, Picarro, Inc. (United States)
Carla J. Miner, Picarro, Inc. (Canada)
J. Evans, Picarro, Inc. (United States)
S. Wallace, Picarro, Inc. (United States)
Peter Cottreau, Picarro, Inc. (Canada)
Edward H. Wahl, Picarro, Inc. (United States)
Barbara A. Paldus, Picarro, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5332:
Solid State Lasers XIII: Technology and Devices
Richard Scheps; Hanna J. Hoffman, Editor(s)

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