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Ultraviolet Waveguide Lasers
Author(s): C.Paul Christensen
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Paper Abstract

Excimer lasers are recognized for their efficiency in the ultraviolet. Fully utilizing the capabilities of the excimer medium, however, has always been a challenging engineering problem. Ultraviolet waveguide lasers combine optical waveguiding concepts, microwave discharge excitation, and excimer laser technology to produce a family of compact lasers with novel operating parameters. These new uv sources find a wide variety of applications in direct-write photoablation, microsurgery, and fluorescence instrumentation. They also can serve as master oscillators in larger excimer systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1041, Metal Vapor Laser Technology and Applications, (1 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951241
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C.Paul Christensen, Potomac Photonics, Inc. (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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