Comprehensive yet concise, The Physics and Technology of Laser Resonators presents both the fundamentals and latest developments in laser resonator technology, including specific case studies. The book covers various types of resonators, including unstable, ring laser, and multifold laser. It also discusses numerical resonator calculations and laser beam analysis. This reference will be of value and interest both to newcomers to the field and to professional engineers wishing to update their knowledge.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals of resonator physics: Laser resonators and Gaussian beams by A.C. Walker
Unstable resonators by P.E. Dyer
Theory of waveguide laser resonators by C.A. Hill
Ring laser resonators by T.A. King
Multifold laser resonators by H.J. Baker
Resonators with variable reflectivity mirrors by V Magni, S. de Silvestri, and A. Cybo-Ottone
Numerical resonator calculations by P.E. Jackson
Frequency stabilization of lasers by K.M. Abramski and D.R. Hall
Propagation of multimode laser beams-the M2 factor by M.W. Sasnett
Laser beam analysis by geometrical optics by W.A.E. Goethals
Laser resonator technology: YAG laser resonator technology by G. Burrows
Resonators for dye laser and optical parametric
"… expert contributors have achieved their objective of bringing together in a single volume an introduction to the physics of laser resonators and laser beams together with less readily available information on the application of the basic principles of the design of resonators for the most updated types of laser in common use today."