Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

High-Power Gas Lasers, Spectroscopy, And Other Applications
Author(s): C. K. N. Patel
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Since the discovery and the first demonstration of high power laser action in CO2, the gas lasers have become free of the criticism of their being only low-power systems. The CO2 laser, which has been followed by numerous other high-power gas laser systems (perhaps not with the same power capability and ease of operation as the CO2 laser), has opened up the infrared region for a large number of scientific and practical studies. In this paper, I will describe in detail one specific application--that of optoacoustic spectroscopy in both gaseous as well as liquid state. In addition, I will attempt to provide pointers for future directions for improvement of high-power gas lasers and possible new applications of the old as well as not yet invented gas lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1980
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957798
Show Author Affiliations
C. K. N. Patel, Bell Telephone Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0190:
Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top