Here we examine the performance of several of these sensor systems with a potential standoff threat detection capability in some detail, including an enhanced LIBS method, in which a collinear C[O.sub.2] TEA laser
pulse is superimposed in time and space with the tripled or quadrupled output from an Nd: YAG laser as well as an enhanced Raman-based method known as stimulated Raman adiabatic passage or STIRAP .
The company provides Nd YAG laser drilling, cutting and welding, C[O.sub.2] laser cutting and welding, excimer laser drilling, micro-machining and ablation, and TEA laser
and traces for medical, electronic or other technology applications.
The first, UltraOptec's laser ultrasonic inspection system (LUIS), developed by the Industrial Materials Institute (IMI) of the National Research Council Canada in Boucherville, Quebec, uses a carbon dioxide TEA laser
to generate ultrasound in composites and an excimer laser for metals.