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Title: Widefield laser Doppler vibrometer using high-speed cameras.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the SEM Annual conference held June 4-7, 2006 in St. Louis, MO.
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United States

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Reu, Phillip L., and Hansche, Bruce D.. Widefield laser Doppler vibrometer using high-speed cameras.. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Reu, Phillip L., & Hansche, Bruce D.. Widefield laser Doppler vibrometer using high-speed cameras.. United States.
Reu, Phillip L., and Hansche, Bruce D.. Mon . "Widefield laser Doppler vibrometer using high-speed cameras.". United States. doi:.
title = {Widefield laser Doppler vibrometer using high-speed cameras.},
author = {Reu, Phillip L. and Hansche, Bruce D.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2006}

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