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Laser Beam Shaping Applications

2nd Edition

Edited by Fred M. Dickey, Todd E. Lizotte

CRC Press

430 pages | 200 B/W Illus.

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This new edition details the important features of beam shaping and exposes the subtleties of the theory and techniques that are best demonstrated through proven applications. New chapters cover illumination light shaping in optical lithography; optical micro-manipulation of live mammalian cells through trapping, sorting, and transfection; and laser beam shaping through fiber optic beam delivery. The book discusses applications in lithography, laser printing, optical data storage, stable isotope separation, and spatially dispersive lasers. It also provides a history of the field and includes extensive references.


"Laser Beam Shaping Applications, second edition, presents an authoritative account of the currently most relevant applications of the field of laser beam shaping. With a fine addition of three new chapters and an updated version of the rest the chapters, a wide audience should find it as one of the most useful references on their shelves. The applications and solutions provided by the beam shaping techniques covered in the book are specific, but the clear and thoughtful presentation of the topics is very stimulating, and the reader should find it easy to explore different ways of applying them or exploring new applications. The prestige and trajectories of the contributing authors are a guarantee of high quality. I have no doubt that the effort they have done in the writing of these chapters has been genuinely motivated towards providing examples for solving problems in industry, as well as fostering new applications of laser beam shaping."

— Raul I. Hernandez-Aranda, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico

"This is great book! I recommend that all specialists who work in laser shaping application, non-imaging or illumination optics have this book."

— Anatoli Trafimuk, Optics for Hire, Arlington, Massachusetts, USA

"This simple to read yet highly informative book will make a great reference to any technical library. The ‘real world’ examples and manufacturing references make this book relevant for design and application engineers that are considering new beam shaping methods."

—Steve Rummel, II-VI Infrared, Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, USA

"Covers a broad range of application areas with insightful explanations and practical guidelines. I found the material interesting and am confident that this book would serve as a useful reference for any optical engineers or students interested in applying laser beam shaping techniques and technologies to their application, or for adapting and improving their existing approach."

— Ameeth Sharma, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa

"Laser Beam Shaping Applications is a must-have reference for all optical engineers, laser scientists, and students concerned with high-precision, high-fidelity laser imaging. Every author is a highly respected leader in the field and brings lucidity to a variety of applications from microlithography to isotope separation, using delivery systems from diffractive optics and flexible mirrors to fiber optics, while using sources from the infrared to the ultraviolet."

—Martin Tabat, TEL Epion, Inc., Billerica, Massachusetts, USA

"…gives the reader an insight to the role micro-optics is playing in today's world of photolithography, through a historical build-up of know-how and competences. The essential role of micro-optics in achieving the stringent beam shaping constraints of photolithography exposure is explained and motivated. The material turns around the essential role the Köhler integrator plays in achieving the beam shaping requirements of a very challenging industry."

— Kenneth J. Weible, Mackinac MicroOptics

"This book is an integral component of Laser Beam Shaping literature as many of the topics are relevant to current trends in Photonics, and the contributors are very well respected in their fields. I have used the first edition extensively throughout my postgraduate studies and I am pleased to see an increase in quality with the introduction of three new chapters."

— Darryl Naidoo, CSIR National Laser Centre, Pretoria, South Africa

Table of Contents

Introduction. Illuminators for Microlithography. Laser Beam Shaping in Array-Type Laser Printing Systems. Practical UV Excimer Laser Image System Illuminators. Illumination Light Shaping in Optical Lithography. Beam Shaping for Optical Data Storage. Isotope Separation with Infrared Laser Beams. Optical Micro-Manipulation of Live Mammalian Cells through Trapping, Sorting and Transfection. Laser Beam Shaping through Fiber Optic Beam Delivery. Laser Beam Shaping by Means of Flexible Mirrors. Application of Laser Beam Shaping for Spectral Control of "Spatially Dispersive" Lasers. Beam Shaping: A Review. History of Beam Shaping.

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