28 May 1993 Laser system design for the generation of a sodium-layer laser guide star
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Proceedings Volume 1859, Laser Isotope Separation; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.145503
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The design considerations for a laser system used to generate a sodium-layer guide star are presented. Laser technology developed for the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS) program is shown to be directly relevant to this problem and results of a demonstration using the AVLIS laser to generate such a guide star are shown. The design of a compact laser suitable for use at a large telescope such as the Keck is also presented.
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Herbert W. Friedman, "Laser system design for the generation of a sodium-layer laser guide star", Proc. SPIE 1859, Laser Isotope Separation, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145503; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.145503
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