1st Edition

Laser Sources and Applications

Edited By A. Miller, D.M. Finlayson Copyright 1997
    508 Pages
    by CRC Press

    508 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    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.

    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


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