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Design And Manufacture Considerations In Commercial Ion Lasers
Author(s): John Post Wheeler
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In 1964, Dr. William Bridges of Hughes Aircraft Company discovered the noble gas ion laser family. Thir-teen years later, this type of laser - principally argon and krypton ion systems - has beL.ome a commonplace laboratory instrument used to generate many types of scientific data. Some new applications, which are taking the ion laser out of the laboratory and into industry, include platemakers, graphic systems, holo-graphic testers, blood analyzers, and photocoagulators. More than 1,000 ion laser systems are in use in these applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1977
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0122, Advances in Laser Engineering I, (20 October 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955795
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John Post Wheeler, Coherent Radiation, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0122:
Advances in Laser Engineering I
Malcolm L. Stitch; Eric J. Woodbury, Editor(s)

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