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Helium-Cadmium Lasers In Commercial Systems
Author(s): Mark W. Dowley
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Paper Abstract

The growing use of helium cadmium lasers in commercial applications is examined. Particular attention is paid to the reasons for selecting a low power cadmium laser over an argon ion laser for specific applications. Suitability of wavelength to the application, long term reliability and cost per milliwatt hour of use are considered. Life test statistics on the Liconix 10mwatt hecd laser tube are detailed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1982
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0328, Laser and Laser Systems Reliability, (23 July 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933881
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Mark W. Dowley, Liconix (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0328:
Laser and Laser Systems Reliability
Gary A. Evans, Editor(s)

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