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7 July 2000 Update on 589-nm sodium guide star pump laser requirements
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We extend our prior work on continuous-wave and pulsed excitation of sodium guidestars. We discus the effects of atomic recoil, saturation of absorption, and optical pumping on guidestar brightness for the cases of continuous-wave (CW) single-mode and multimode excitation.
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John M. Telle, Peter W. Milonni, and Robert Q. Fugate "Update on 589-nm sodium guide star pump laser requirements", Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.390326
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