pulsed ruby laser

pulsed ruby laser

[′pəlst ′rü·bē ′lā·zər]
(optics)
A laser in which ruby is used as the active material; the extremely high pumping power required is obtained by discharging a bank of capacitors through a special high-intensity flash tube, giving a coherent beam that lasts for about 0.5 millisecond.
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Together with Fred Unterseher, her husband, she started to record holograms using a pulsed ruby laser, first in Germany and later in California.
RUBY LASER PIERCES A SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL--A pulsed ruby laser piercing a sapphire crystal is shown on this week's front cover.
Nelson holds a ruby rod that was used in the first pulsed ruby laser in 1960.
(8) Following this, numerous devices were developed in attempts to achieve this, such as the xenon arc, pulsed ruby lasers, the argon laser and the krypton laser.

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