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Introduction To Lasers
Author(s): Jay S. Chivian
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Paper Abstract

The fundamental physical processes taking place in lasers are discussed. The methods of achieving the necessary conditions to produce laser light, and the characteristics which distinguish it from light emitted by ordinary sources, are reviewed. The applications of laser light and the way they relate to the characteristic properties are examined in a general way.

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Date Published: 18 January 1977
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0092, Practical Applications of Low Power Lasers, (18 January 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955081
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Jay S. Chivian, Vought Corporation Advanced Technology Center, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0092:
Practical Applications of Low Power Lasers
Jay S. Chivian; Dayton D. Eden, Editor(s)

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