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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 5, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1966
  • pp: 1500–1514

Gas Lasers

A. L. Bloom  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 10, pp. 1500-1514 (1966)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.5.001500


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Abstract

A review is given of the present status of gas discharge lasers, with particular attention to developments reported in 1965 and early 1966. Following a brief history, gas lasers are classified by types—neutral atom, ion, and molecular—and a comparison is given of the properties of the various types. A short discussion is given of noise and coherence properties. Detailed descriptions are given of three recent developments of particular interest—the CO2 laser, the argon-ion laser, and pulsed self-terminating lasers. Finally, brief mention is made of the most important present applications of gas lasers.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 2, 1966
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 1966
Published: October 1, 1966

Citation
A. L. Bloom, "Gas Lasers," Appl. Opt. 5, 1500-1514 (1966)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-5-10-1500

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