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Solid-State Lasers for Materials Processing Fundamental Relations and Technical Realizations

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ISBN-10: 3540669809

ISBN-13: 9783540669807

Edition: 2001

Authors: Stefan Weber, T. Asakura, K. H. Brenner, T. W. Hansch, F. Krausz

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This book explains in detail the technical and physical basic principles of solid-state lasers for material processing. The characteristic parameters of laser beams, such as beam quality, power and efficiency, are related to parameters of practical use. Conventional applications of high power lasers, such as laser welding, cutting and scribing, as well as the basics of laser-matter interactions, are also discussed in the book. The types of lasers considered include: high power Nd, Yb:YAG, Nd-glass lamp- or laserdiode-pumped. Data on potential materials for solid-state lasers such as alexandrite, GGG, YVO, YLF and others are presented. Aspectys of laser device design, for example, beam…    
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Book details

List price: $219.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Publication date: 1/18/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 353
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 3.410
Language: English

List of Symbols
Theoretical Background
Fundamentals of Solid-State Lasers
Energy-Level Diagram and Rate Equations
Oscillator in the Stationary Case
Threshold and Losses
Inluence of the Temperature
Oscillator in Pulsed Operation
Q-switch Operation
The 3-Level System
Eficiency and Optimization
Gaussian Optics
Gaussian Beam
Higher Order Modes
Sign Conventions
Matrices of Optical Elements
Application of the ABCD Law
Stable Resonators
Empty Resonators
Conventional Stable Resonators
Special Resonators with Two External Mirrors
Multicavity Resonators
Alignment Sensitivity of Stable Resonators
Unstable Resonators
Thermal Efects
Heat Eficiency
Temperature Proile
Transient Thermal Efects
Thermal Load
Inluence on the Level Population
Thermal Lensing
Lens Efects in the Resonator
Experimental Determination of the Reracting Power
Thermally Invariant Resonators
Technical Realization
Beam Source
Pumping Cavity for Rods
Pumping Cavity for Slabs
Cooling Unit
Gas Discharge Lamps
Ionization for Flash and Arc Lamps
Expansion of the Plasma Arc (Booster Circuit)
Voltage Current Characteristic
On- and Of-Switching Characteristics
Transient Progress
Spectral Characteristics
Radiation Characteristic
Recommendations for Operation
Excitation by Diodes
Layout of the Laser Diodes
Semiconductor Materials
Technical Data of the Laser Diodes
Excitation of a Solid-State Laser
Electrical Circuits
Ignition Circuits
Power Supplies
Energy Storage
Power Modulation
Focusing Optics
Lens Aberrations
Scanning Systems
Beam Splitter
Beam Guiding by Fibers
Transformation of Constant Resonator Parameters
Laser-Induced Damage
Material Processing
Beam Parameters
Material Parameters
Application Parameters
Relations Between the Parameters
Measurement Procedures
Data and Speciications
Laser Materials
Parameter Speciication
Active Ions
Laser Crystals
Laser Glasses
Material Data
Optical Transparent Media
Materials for Manufacturing
Tables and Constants
Conversion Tables
Special Conversions
Physical Constants
Mathematical Constants