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7 February 2003 Design of PARSEC the VLT laser
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For the successful operation of laser referenced adaptive optic systems very powerful lasers for the creation of sodium guide stars are necessary. Here we introduce the design of PARSEC, the cw sodium-line laser for the VLT, and present out first laboratory results on the performance of the system. So far we have achieved a stable output power of 12.8W in a single spatial mode and a single frequency.
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Sebastian Rabien, Richard I. Davies, Thomas Ott, J. Li, Stefan Hippler, and Udo Neumann "Design of PARSEC the VLT laser", Proc. SPIE 4839, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II, (7 February 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.457097
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