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Update on 589-nm sodium guide star pump laser requirements
Author(s): John M. Telle; Peter W. Milonni; Robert Q. Fugate
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Paper Abstract

We extend our prior work on continuous-wave and pulsed excitation of sodium guidestars. We discus the effects of atomic recoil, saturation of absorption, and optical pumping on guidestar brightness for the cases of continuous-wave (CW) single-mode and multimode excitation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000);
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John M. Telle, Air Force Research Lab. and Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Peter W. Milonni, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Robert Q. Fugate, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4007:
Adaptive Optical Systems Technology
Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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