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Use Of HE-NE Lasers In The Construction And Building Industry
Author(s): James O. Steele
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Paper Abstract

Since the commercial introduction of the gas Laser in the early 1960's, various industries (not including pure scientific research) have attempted to adopt the coherent light source as a standard tool. By far, the most successful attempt to date has been the use of the low powered He-Ne Laser in the construction industry for alignment purposes. The properties of the He-Ne Laser makes it ideal for the construction industry: Relative Low Cost High Single-Mode Stability Portability--low input power requirement from 12 VDC source Ruggedness of Design of Internal Mirror Plasma Tube In turn, the construction industry needs are ideal for low-powered He-Ne Lasers: Stable, Long Distance Reference Line Reference Line Not Requiring Operator Improved Accuracy Improved Efficiency

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0041, Developments in Laser Technology II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953858
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James O. Steele, Spectra-Physics Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0041:
Developments in Laser Technology II
Ralph F. Wuerker, Editor(s)

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