6 April 1987 Technology Trends in Low- to Medium-Power CO2 Lasers
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Proceedings Volume 0737, New Developments and Applications in Gas Lasers; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939666
Event: OE LASE'87 and EO Imaging Symposium, 1987, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Continuous technological progress has occurred in improving the operational lifetime, decreasing the size, increasing the output power and improving the reliability of low- to medium-power CO2 lasers. A summary of the progress which has led to the present state-of-the-art, along with a projection of future technological trends in low- to medium-power CO2 lasers, is presented. The summary includes a discussion of RF excitation technology, folded waveguide lasers and waveguide array technology.
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L. A. Newman, L. A. Newman, R. A. Hart, R. A. Hart, } "Technology Trends in Low- to Medium-Power CO2 Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0737, New Developments and Applications in Gas Lasers, (6 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939666; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939666
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