From a metal vapor laser projection microscope to a laser monitor (by the 50 year-anniversary of metal vapor lasers)

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The paper presents the history of active optical systems development from a laser projection microscope to a laser monitor. The examples of object visualization and diagnostics of high speed processes hidden by the intense background radiation are discussed. These are the processes of laser-surface interaction, self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS), the corona discharge in the air, the nanoparticle production process using a high-power fiber laser, and etc. The results obtained by different research groups suggest that high-speed metal vapor brightness amplifiers and active optical systems based on them need further research, development and novel applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers XII
ISBN (Electronic)9781510600515
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
EventInternational Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers XII - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 13 Sep 201518 Sep 2015


ConferenceInternational Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers XII
CountryRussian Federation



  • active optical system
  • background radiation
  • high speed amplifier
  • metal vapor laser
  • microscope
  • monitor
  • object
  • processing
  • visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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