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Laser Sources and Applications

1st Edition

Edited by A. Miller, D.M. Finlayson

CRC Press

492 pages

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Description

Recent years have witnessed rapid advances in the development of solid state, fiber, semiconductor, and parametric sources of coherent radiation, which are opening up new opportunities for laser applications. Laser Sources and Applications provides a tutorial introduction to the basic principles of these developments at a level suitable for postgraduate research students and others with a basic knowledge of lasers and nonlinear optics. Encompassing both the physics and engineering aspects of the field, the book covers the nature of nonlinear optical interactions; solid state, fiber, and semiconductor lasers; optical parametric oscillators; and ultrashort pulse generation and applications. It also explores applications of current interest, such as electromagnetically induced transparency, atomic trapping, and soliton optical communications.

Table of Contents

The Nature of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility by R.W. Boyd

Third-Order and Cascaded Nonlinearities by E.W. Van Stryland

Picosecond Optical Pulse Generation Using Semiconductor Lasers by I. White

Microcavity Lasers and QED by G. Björk

Solid-State Laser Materials by G. Huber

Diode-Pumped Solid-State Lasers by T.Y. Fan

Fiber Lasers by D.C. Hanna

Optical Parametric Oscillators: Continuous Wave Operation by M.J. Padgett

Pulsed Parametric Oscillators by M. Ebrahimzadeh

Ultrashort Pulse Sources by W. Sibbett

Applications of Ultrashort Optical Pulses by A. Mysyrowicz

Ultrafast Imaging Techniques by J.F. Reintjes

Fiber Nonlinearities by P.V. Mamyshev

Electromagnetically Induced Transparency by M.H. Dunn

Cooling and Trapping Neutral Atoms with Laser Light by A. Hemmerich

Presentations by Participants

Participants' Addresses

Index

About the Series

Scottish Graduate Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI053000
SCIENCE / Optics
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics