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High-Power Gas Lasers, Spectroscopy, And Other Applications
Author(s): C. K. N. Patel
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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
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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)

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