Broadly tunable lasers continue to have a tremendous impact in many and diverse fields of science and technology. From a renaissance in laser spectroscopy to Bose–Einstein condensation, the one nexus is the tunable laser.
Tunable Laser Applications describes the physics and architectures of widely applied tunable laser sources. Fully updated and expanded to address important advances in the science and technology, this Third Edition:
- Contains new chapters on tunable laser microscopy and tunable laser atomic vapor laser isotope separation
- Offers extended coverage of optical parametric oscillators and their application to atmospheric sensing, biomedicine, defense counter measures, microscopy, and spectroscopy
- Discusses exciting new applications in astronomy, defense R&D, medicine, and more
Featuring fresh contributions from internationally recognized experts—including 100+ new pages and extensive reference listings—Tunable Laser Applications, Third Edition provides a timely account of the most promising tunable laser applications to date.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Spectroscopic Applications of Tunable Optical Parametric Oscillators. Solid-State Organic Dye Lasers. Organic Dye-Doped Polymer-Nanoparticle Tunable Lasers. Broadly Tunable External-Cavity Semiconductor Lasers. Tunable Fiber Lasers. Fiber Laser Overview and Medical Applications. Medical Applications of Organic Dye Lasers. Tunable Laser Microscopy. Interferometric Imaging. Tunable Laser Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation. Coherent Electrically Excited Organic Semiconductors. Multiple-Prism Arrays and Multiple-Prism Beam Expanders: Laser Optics and Scientific Applications. Optical Quantities and Conversions of Units.
F. J. Duarte is a research physicist with Interferometric Optics, Rochester, New York, USA, and an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico, USA. His career as a laser physicist encompasses academia, industry, and the defense establishment. He holds a Ph.D in physics from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, where he was a student of the famed quantum physicist J. C. Ward. Dr. Duarte is the author of the generalized multiple-prism dispersion theory, has made unique contributions to the physics and architecture of tunable laser oscillators, and pioneered the use of Dirac’s quantum notation in interferometry, oscillator physics, and classical optics.