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Handbook of Laser Technology and Applications

Lasers: Principles and Operations

Edited by: Chunlei Guo , Subhash Chandra Singh

Print publication date:  June  2021
Online publication date:  June  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138032613
eBook ISBN: 9781315389561
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b21828
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Book description

This comprehensive handbook gives a fully updated guide to lasers and laser technologies, including the complete range of their technical applications. The first volume outlines the fundamental components of lasers, their properties, and working principles.

Key Features:

? Offers a complete update of the original, bestselling work, including many brand-new chapters.

? Deepens the introduction to fundamentals, from laser design and fabrication to host matrices for solid-state lasers, energy level diagrams, hosting materials, dopant energy levels, and lasers based on nonlinear effects.

? Covers new laser types, including quantum cascade lasers, silicon-based lasers, titanium sapphire lasers, terahertz lasers, bismuth-doped fiber lasers, and diode-pumped alkali lasers.

? Discusses the latest applications, e.g., lasers in microscopy, high-speed imaging, attosecond metrology, 3D printing, optical atomic clocks, time-resolved spectroscopy, polarization and profile measurements, pulse measurements, and laser-induced fluorescence detection.

? Adds new sections on laser materials processing, laser spectroscopy, lasers in imaging, lasers in environmental sciences, and lasers in communications.

This handbook is the ideal companion for scientists, engineers, and students working with lasers, including those in optics, electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, biomedicine, and other relevant areas.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Laser Principle: Section Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Basic Laser Principles  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Interference and Polarization Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Introduction to Numerical Analysis for Laser Systems Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Optical Cavities: Free-Space Laser Resonators Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Optical Cavities: Waveguide Laser Resonators Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Nonlinear Optics Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Laser Beam Control Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Optical Detection and Noise Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Laser Safety Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Optical Components: Section Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Optical Components Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Optical Control Elements Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Adaptive Optics and Phase Conjugate Reflectors Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Opto-mechanical Parts Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Optical Pulse Generation: Section Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Quasi-cw and Modulated Beams Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Short Pulses Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Ultrashort Pulses Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Mode-locking Techniques and Principles Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Attosecond Metrology Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Chirped Pulse Amplification Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Optical Parametric Devices Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplification (OPCPA) Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Laser Beam Delivery: Section Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Basic Principles Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Free-space Optics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Optical Waveguide Theory Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Fibre Optic Beam Delivery Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Positioning and Scanning Systems Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Laser Beam Measurement: Section Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Beam Propagation Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Laser Beam Management Detectors Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Laser Energy and Power Measurement Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Irradiance and Phase Distribution Measurement Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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