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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1977
  • pp: 2308–2314

Integrated construction of low-cost gas lasers

Michael E. Fein and Charles W. Salisbury  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 2308-2314 (1977)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.16.002308


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Abstract

Helium–neon lasers have been fabricated using methods and materials particularly suited to high-volume in-line production. Pilot-project results suggest that satisfactory life and performance can probably be achieved in production lasers incorporating pressed or ground soft-glass parts, extensive solder-glass seals, and thin-film-metallization cathodes. The new construction methods suggested should lead to other innovative laser products.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 3, 1977
Published: August 1, 1977

Citation
Michael E. Fein and Charles W. Salisbury, "Integrated construction of low-cost gas lasers," Appl. Opt. 16, 2308-2314 (1977)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-16-8-2308


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