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Advances in Lasers and Applications

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ISBN 9780750306324
Published January 1, 1999 by CRC Press
346 Pages

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Book Description

Advances in Lasers and Applications opens with tutorial reviews of the underpinning science of diode pumped lasers, optical parametric oscillators, and ultrafast pulse generation. The book proceeds to the more specialized areas of waveguide lasers, ultrafast parametric amplification, visible solid-state lasers, materials, and diode pumps. The final sections present the applications of these sources to medicine, remote sensing and ranging, materials processing, and the widening set of applications for ultrashort pulses.

Table of Contents

A review of diode-pumped lasers
D. Hanna and W.A. Clarkson

Visible cw solid-state lasers
G. Huber

Fiber and waveguide lasers
A. Tropper

Optical parametric oscillators (OPO)
M.H. Dunn and M. Ebrahimzadeh

Physics of ultrashort pulse generation
U. Keller

Materials for lasers and nonlinear optics
W.F. Krupke

Periodically poled materials for nonlinear optics
L.E. Myers

Medical lasers: fundamentals and applications
R.M. Verdaasdonk

Solid state lasers and nonlinear optics for LIDAR
P.F. Moulton

Challenges for new laser sources in the interferometric gravitational wave detectors
S. Rowan and J. Hough

Lasers in material processing
P. Loosen

Applications of ultrashort pulse lasers
W. Sibbett and W.H. Knox

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"… of interest to postgraduate students and to established researchers moving into the solid-state laser field, as well as to those simply wishing to update their knowledge of laser devices and applications."
-Contemporary Physics

"… a good job in keeping an appropriate balance between tutorial and cutting-edge material."
-Cambridge University Press