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Evaluation Of A Galvanometric Scanner For Rapid Tuning Of CO2 Lasers
Author(s): Cynthia R. Gautier; Jay A. Fox; Jeffrey L. Ahl
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Paper Abstract

Remote sensing of gaseous constituents in the atmosphere is possible with a single laser system operating at high (more than 100 Hz) pulse tuning rates so as to minimize the effects of atmospheric turbulence. This paper investigates the possibility of using a galvanometric scanner as a rapid tuning device for both pulsed and continuous wave CO2 lasers. When used with a TEA laser, the galvanometer was able to switch lines as fast as 140 Hz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1042, CO2 Lasers and Applications, (28 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951269
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Cynthia R. Gautier, U.S. Army Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics (United States)
Jay A. Fox, U.S. Army Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics (United States)
Jeffrey L. Ahl, Science Applications International Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1042:
CO2 Lasers and Applications
James D. Evans; Edward V. Locke, Editor(s)

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