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Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis
St. Petersburg, Florida United States
March 17-20, 2008
Joint DH and LACSEA Poster Session (JMA)

Biomedical OpticsComplications to Optical Measurements Using a Laser with an Unstable Resonator: A Case Study on Laser-Induced Incandescence of Soot

Hope A. Michelsen, Mark A. Dansson, Matthew Boisselle, and Mark Linne

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BIOMED.2008.JMA33


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Abstract

Temporal behavior of pulses from a Nd:YAG with an unstable resonator can vary radially across the beam. Pulses are earlier and longer at the beam center. This behavior has a dramatic effect on time-sensitive experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.1740) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Combustion diagnostics
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators

Citation
H. A. Michelsen, M. A. Dansson, M. Boisselle, and M. Linne, "Biomedical OpticsComplications to Optical Measurements Using a Laser with an Unstable Resonator: A Case Study on Laser-Induced Incandescence of Soot," in Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JMA33.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=LACSEA-2008-JMA33


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