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Metal Vapor Lasers
Author(s): William T. Silfvast
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Paper Abstract

A brief review of the evolution of metal vapor lasers is given. A chronology of some of the important discoveries and developments is followed by a summary of excitation mechanisms and other processes relevant to metal vapors. Features of commercial metal vapor lasers, including those of the helium-cadmium laser and the copper vapor laser, are described. Directions for future research and development in this field are suggested.

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Date Published: 1 June 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1041, Metal Vapor Laser Technology and Applications, (1 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951221
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William T. Silfvast, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1041:
Metal Vapor Laser Technology and Applications
Jin J. Kim; Randy Kimball; P. Jeffrey Wisoff, Editor(s)

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