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12 October 1988 Tuning And Scanning Control System For High Resolution Alexandrite Lasers
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An alexandrite laser is spectrally narrowed and tuned by the use of three optical elements. Each element provides a successively higher degree of spectral resolution. The digitally controlled tuning and scanning control servo system simultaneously positions all three optical elements to provide continuous high resolution laser spectral tuning. The user may select manual, single, or continuous modes of automated scanning of ranges up to 3.00 cm-1 and at scan rates up to 3.85 cm-1/min.. Scanning over an extended range of up to 9.999 cm-1 may be achieved if the highest resolution optic is removed from the system. The control system is also capable of being remotely operated by another computer or controller via standard RS-232 serial data link.
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James C Smith and Geary K Schwemmer "Tuning And Scanning Control System For High Resolution Alexandrite Lasers", Proc. SPIE 0924, Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometry, and Data Processing for Remote Sensing, (12 October 1988); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945673
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