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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 9, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1970
  • pp: 1825–1830

Laser Wavelength Selection and Output Coupling by a Grating

T. M. Hard  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 9, Issue 8, pp. 1825-1830 (1970)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.9.001825


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Abstract

The principles of use of gratings as laser wavelength-selective end reflectors are reviewed. A useful output beam can be derived from a grating’s zeroth-order reflection. This beam moves when the grating is rotated to select various laser wavelengths, but can be made stationary by the addition of auxiliary mirrors. The grating–mirror combination has been applied to a CO2 laser in the ir and to a dye laser in the visible.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 1970
Published: August 1, 1970

Citation
T. M. Hard, "Laser Wavelength Selection and Output Coupling by a Grating," Appl. Opt. 9, 1825-1830 (1970)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-9-8-1825


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