The chemical oxygen iodine laser is no longer a research tool but is now entering the application stage. Because of its unique properties, the laser has potential for a lot of new applications. This paper summarizes the current status of the technology and research on the laser. Particular emphasis is given to the feasibility of industrial applications.
"High-power chemical oxygen-iodine lasers and applications", Proc. SPIE 1397, 8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25932; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25932