552 pages | 244 B/W Illus.
Because of the favorable characteristics of solid-state lasers, they have become the preferred candidates for a wide range of applications in science and technology, including spectroscopy, atmospheric monitoring, micromachining, and precision metrology. Presenting the most recent developments in the field, Solid-State Lasers and Applications focuses on the design and applications of solid-state laser systems.
With contributions from leading international experts, the book explores the latest research results and applications of solid-state lasers as well as various laser systems. The beginning chapters discuss current developments and applications of new solid-state gain media in different wavelength regions, including cerium-doped lasers in the ultraviolet range, ytterbium lasers near 1µm, rare-earth ion-doped lasers in the eye-safe region, and tunable Cr2+:ZnSe lasers in the mid-infrared range. The remaining chapters study specific modes of operation of solid-state laser systems, such as pulsed microchip lasers, high-power neodymium lasers, ultrafast solid-state lasers, amplification of femtosecond pulses with optical parametric amplifiers, and noise characteristics of solid-state lasers.
Solid-State Lasers and Applications covers the most important aspects of the field to provide current, comprehensive coverage of solid-state lasers.
Passively Q-Switched Microchip Lasers
Yb-Doped Solid-State Lasers and Materials
Bruno Viana, Johan Petit, Romain Gaumé, Philippe Goldner,
Mathieu Jacquemet, Frédéric Druon, Sebastien Chénais,
François Balembois, and Patrick Georges
Tunable Cr2+:ZnSe Lasers in the Mid-Infrared
Alphan Sennaroglu and Umit Demirbas
All-Solid-State Ultraviolet Cerium Lasers
Shingo ONO, Zhenlin LIU, and Nobuhiko Sarukura
Eyesafe Rare Earth Solid-State Lasers
Robert C. Stoneman
High-Power Neodymium Lasers
Ultrafast Lasers: Technology and Applications
Rüdiger Paschotta and Ursula Keller
Multipass-Cavity Femtosecond Solid-State Lasers
Alphan Sennaroglu and James G. Fujimoto
Cavity-Dumped Femtosecond Laser Oscillator
and Application to Waveguide Writing
Alexander Killi, Max Lederer, Daniel Kopf, Uwe Morgner,
Roberto Osellame, and Giulio Cerullo
Solid-State Laser Technology for Optical Frequency
Oliver D. Mücke, Lia Matos, and Franz X. Kärtner
Solid-State Ultrafast Optical Parametric Amplifiers
Giulio Cerullo and Cristian Manzoni
Noise of Solid-State Lasers
Rüdiger Paschotta, Harald R. Telle, and Ursula Keller