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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1971
  • pp: 144–149

A Precision Variable, Double Prism Attenuator for CO2 Lasers

T. Oseki and S. Saito  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 144-149 (1971)

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A precision, double prism attenuator for CO2 lasers, calibrated by its gap capacitance, was constructed to evaluate its possible use as a standard for attenuation measurements. It was found that the accuracy was about 0.1 dB with a dynamic range of about 40 dB.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 8, 1969
Published: January 1, 1971

T. Oseki and S. Saito, "A Precision Variable, Double Prism Attenuator for CO2 Lasers," Appl. Opt. 10, 144-149 (1971)

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