Laser Physics

ISBN-10: 0198506929
ISBN-13: 9780198506928
Edition: 2010
List price: $51.00
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Description: In this book the interaction of radiation and matter, and the principles of laser operation are treated at a level suitable for fourth-year undergraduate courses or introductory graduate courses in physics, chemistry or engineering. The factors  More...

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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 8/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

In this book the interaction of radiation and matter, and the principles of laser operation are treated at a level suitable for fourth-year undergraduate courses or introductory graduate courses in physics, chemistry or engineering. The factors which determine efficiency, wavelength coverage, output power, and beam quality of the different classes of laser are treated both in terms of fundamental theory and practical construction aspects. Details of established types of solid-state,semiconductor, and gas lasers are examined together with the techniques that enable their output to be converted widely across the spectrum. The latest advances in high power fibre lasers, femtosecond lasers, and X-ray lasers are explained. The text is liberally illustrated with more than 300diagrams. An extensive bibliography is provided, together with numerical problems in each chapter. Solutions are available via the web.

Introduction
The interaction of radiation and matter
Broadening mechanisms and lineshapes
Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radi- ation
Gain saturation
The laser oscillator
Solid-state lasers
Dynamic Cavity Effects
Semiconductor Lasers
Fibre Lasers
Atomic Gas Lasers
Infra-red molecular gas lasers
Ultraviolet Molecular Gas Lasers
Dye Lasers
Nonlinear frequency conversi
Precision frequency control of lasers
Ultrafast lasers
Short-wavelength lasers
Semi-classical theory
The Spectral Einstein Coefficients
Kleinman's conjecture

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