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13 November 1980 High-Power Gas Lasers, Spectroscopy, And Other Applications
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Proceedings Volume 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979; (1980)
Event: Los Alamos Conference on Optics '79, 1979, Los Alamos, United States
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.
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C. K. N. Patel "High-Power Gas Lasers, Spectroscopy, And Other Applications", Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980);


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