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Forensic Applications Of Copper Laser Technology
Author(s): Edward R. German
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Paper Abstract

Copper vapor lasers are being used in forensic applications at more than thirty regional, state and national level forensic science laboratories (crime labs) in the United States, Israel and Japan. These high gain lasing medium systems provide desirable operational and maintenance features. The green line produced by copper vapor lasers allows use of latent fingerprint inherent and chemically induced luminescence techniques developed for argon ion lasers. The yellow line has developed latent fingerprints which would not luminesce at blue-green wavelengths, and is better suited for some forensic examinations such as ink differentiation involving forgeries and document alterations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1987
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0737, New Developments and Applications in Gas Lasers, (6 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939664
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Edward R. German, Cooper LaserSonics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0737:
New Developments and Applications in Gas Lasers
Lee R. Carlson, Editor(s)

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