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Single-frequency air-cooled tunable argon ion laser
Author(s): Brad A. Butterfield; Jeffrey J. Smith
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the advantages of a tilt-tuneable, etalon-based argon laser which is remotely air cooled. Not only several (16) longitudinal modes can be tuned, but also individual wavelengths which lase in the argon's visible spectrum (457.9nm - 514.5nm). Power outputs in a given frequency range from 3 to 30 mW, C.W.. Due to the wide longitudinal mode spacing, stability is easily achieved and no mode hops occur after initial warm-up periods. Users requiring a long coherence length single longitudinal mode with a convenient 115 VAC argon laser source will benefit from this device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1600, Intl Symp on Display Holography, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57779
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Brad A. Butterfield, Ion Laser Technology, Inc. (United States)
Jeffrey J. Smith, Ion Laser Technology, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1600:
Intl Symp on Display Holography
Tung H. Jeong, Editor(s)

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