This comprehensive handbook set gives a fully updated guide to lasers and laser systems, including the complete range of their technical applications. The first volume outlines the fundamental components of lasers, their properties and working principles. The second volume gives exhaustive coverage of all major categories of lasers, from solid-state and semiconductor diode to fiber, waveguide, gas, chemical, and dye lasers. The third volume covers modern applications in engineering and technology, including all new and updated case studies spanning telecommunications and data storage to medicine, optical measurement, defense and security, nanomaterials processing and characterization. The forth volume covers laser applications in the medical, metrology and communications fields.
Table of Contents
Laser Components, Properties, and Basic Principles. Laser Components. Laser Properties. Basic Principles. Laser Design and Fabrication. Solid State Lasers. Laser Diodes. Gas/Vapor Lasers. Chemical Lasers. Fiber and Waveguide Lasers. Dye Lasers. Other Lasers. Laser System Design. Optical Components. Optical Pulse Generation. Harmonic Generation. Beam Delivery. Laser Beam Management. Laser Safety. Applications. Bulk Materials Processing. Nanomaterials Processing. Nanomaterials Characterization. Optical Metrology. Biomedical Applications. Optical Communications. Optical Information Storage. Laser Spectroscopy of Atoms, Ions and Molecules. Lasers in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Lasers in Astronomy. Holography. Lasers in Plasma Research. Lasers for Defense and Security
Chunlei Guo is a full professor in The Institute of Optics at University of Rochester. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Connecticut in 1999, and was later named one of the University's “40 Under 40 Outstanding Alumni.” His postdoctoral training was at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1999 to 2001, where his work was awarded the Postdoctoral Publication Prize in Experimental Sciences. He joined the faculty of University of Rochester in 2001. Dr. Guo is a pioneer in femtosecond laser processing of materials and the study of laser-matter interactions at high intensities. His research includes work on transforming metals into functional materials with desired properties such as being water repellent, water attracting, and highly absorbent, and has been featured by the media, including The New York Times, CNN, Time Magazine, BBC, USA Today, and Newsweek. Professor Guo has taught courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, including Principles of Lasers, Optics Laboratory, Optoelectronics: Laser Systems, and Modern Laser Technology. He is an elected Fellow for both American Physical Society and Optical Society of America (OSA). He has authored well over 100 refereed journal articles and has been playing an active role in the scientific community, including as editor of the Nature journal Light: Science & Applications and associate editor of OSA’s Optics Express, and serving on various program and organizing committees.