Laser Beam Shaping Applications

Fred M. Dickey, Fred M. Dickey, Todd E. Lizotte, Scott C. Holswade, David L. Shealy

July 26, 2005 by CRC Press
Reference - 376 Pages - 205 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780824759414 - CAT# DK3059
Series: Optical Science and Engineering

USD$220.00

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Features

  • Provides the first book to offer broad coverage of real-world laser beam shaping applications
  • Exposes the theoretical and technical subtleties involved in beam shaping through proven applications
  • Reviews beam shaping theory and techniques as well as the history of beam shaping
  • Contains abundant illustrations, including a two-page color insert, and extensive references for more in-depth study
  • Includes an extensive discussion of beam shaping for the electronics industry
  • Summary

    The practice of shaping the irradiance profile of laser beams goes back more than three decades, and the applications of beam shaping are as diverse as they are numerous. However, until Dickey and Holswade's groundbreaking and highly popular Laser Beam Shaping: Theory and Techniques was published, there was no single, detailed treatment available on the underlying theory and basic techniques of beam shaping. Building on the foundations of this previous work, these esteemed editors have teamed with recognized expert David L. Shealy to produce the first in-depth account of beam shaping applications and design.

    Laser Beam Shaping Applications details the important features of beam shaping and exposes the subtleties of the theory and techniques that are best demonstrated through proven applications. In chapters contributed by prominent, active leaders in their respective specialties, the book discusses applications in lithography, laser printing, optical data storage, stable isotope separation, adaptive mirrors, and spatially dispersive lasers. The contributors share major insights, knowledge, and experience, reveal the advantages of the technologies, and include extensive references to the literature. The book concludes with a summary of beam shaping theory and techniques as well as the history of the field.

    Providing practical expertise, Laser Beam Shaping Applications is an extremely helpful guide to improving current laser processes, optimizing application-specific technologies, and advancing future development in the field.