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1st Edition

Laser Sources and Applications

ISBN 9780750304443
Published January 1, 1997 by CRC Press
492 Pages

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Book 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
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