20 October 1977 Design And Manufacture Considerations In Commercial Ion Lasers
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Abstract
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.
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John Post Wheeler, "Design And Manufacture Considerations In Commercial Ion Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0122, Advances in Laser Engineering I, (20 October 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955795; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.955795
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