Advances in Lasers and Applications opens with tutorial reviews of the underpinning science of diode pumped lasers, optical parametric oscillators, and ultrafast pulse generation. The book proceeds to the more specialized areas of waveguide lasers, ultrafast parametric amplification, visible solid-state lasers, materials, and diode pumps. The final sections present the applications of these sources to medicine, remote sensing and ranging, materials processing, and the widening set of applications for ultrashort pulses.
Table of Contents
A review of diode-pumped lasers
D. Hanna and W.A. Clarkson
Visible cw solid-state lasers
Fiber and waveguide lasers
Optical parametric oscillators (OPO)
M.H. Dunn and M. Ebrahimzadeh
Physics of ultrashort pulse generation
Materials for lasers and nonlinear optics
Periodically poled materials for nonlinear optics
Medical lasers: fundamentals and applications
Solid state lasers and nonlinear optics for LIDAR
Challenges for new laser sources in the interferometric gravitational wave detectors
S. Rowan and J. Hough
Lasers in material processing
Applications of ultrashort pulse lasers
W. Sibbett and W.H. Knox
"… of interest to postgraduate students and to established researchers moving into the solid-state laser field, as well as to those simply wishing to update their knowledge of laser devices and applications."
"… a good job in keeping an appropriate balance between tutorial and cutting-edge material."
-Cambridge University Press