20 September 1982 Helium-Cadmium Lasers For High Speed Writing Applications
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The spectral sensitivity of several common photosensitive materials used in high speed writing applications is described along with response characteristics at specific emission wavelengths of common commercial lasers. A comparison is presented of the design and performance characteristics of helium-cadmium versus air cooled argon-ion lasers used for writing on orthochromatic materials. The laser design simplification opportunities are discussed for helium-cadmium lasers because of the high efficiency and low power density inherent in helium-cadmium lasers. New hard sealed coaxial plasma tube construction emulating helium-neon plasma tube construction has dramatically improved the reliability and shelf lifetime of helium-cadmium lasers.
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William F. Hug, William F. Hug, } "Helium-Cadmium Lasers For High Speed Writing Applications", Proc. SPIE 0390, High Speed Read/Write Techniques for Advanced Printing and Data Handling, (20 September 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.935051; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.935051


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