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High-Energy Ecologically Safe HF/DF Lasers: Physics of Self-Initiated Volume Discharge-Based HF/DF Lasers

1st Edition

Victor V. Apollonov, Sergey Yu. Kazantsev
February 28, 2020

This book explores new principles of Self-Initiating Volume Discharge for creating high-energy non-chain HF(DF) lasers, as well as the creation of highly efficient lasers with output energy and radiation power in the spectral region of 2.6–5 μm. Today, sources of high-power lasing in this spectral...

Theoretical Spectroscopy of Transition Metal and Rare Earth Ions: From Free State to Crystal Field

1st Edition

Mikhail G. Brik, Ma Chong-Geng
January 24, 2020

This book describes in detail the main concepts of theoretical spectroscopy of transition metal and rare-earth ions. It shows how the energy levels of different electron configurations are formed and calculated for the ions in a free state and in crystals, how group theory can help in solving main...

Terahertz Astronomy

1st Edition

Christopher K. Walker
January 14, 2020

A Powerful Window into Cosmic Evolution Terahertz (THz) observations of interstellar atoms, molecules, and dust serve as powerful probes of the conditions within the interstellar medium that permeates our galaxy, providing insights into the origins of stars, planets, galaxies, and the Universe....

Symmetry in Optics and Vision Studies: A Data-Analytic Approach

1st Edition

Marlos A.G. Viana, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
December 05, 2019

This book presents an introduction to the foundations, interpretations, and data-analytic applications of symmetry studies with an emphasis on applications in optical sciences. Symmetry studies connect group theoretic and statistical methods for data summary and inference. Readers should have an...

Optics of Nanomaterials

2nd Edition

Vladimir I. Gavrilenko
December 03, 2019

Nanomaterials are mainly categorized into three groups: fundamental building blocks, dispersions or composites of building blocks in randomly ordered matrices, and spatially resolved, ordered nanostructures. Today, nanomaterials that offer some unique optical properties may find application as pure...

Plastic Optical Fiber Sensors: Science, Technology and Applications

1st Edition

Marcelo M. Werneck, Regina Célia S. B. Allil
December 02, 2019

Plastic Optical Fiber Sensors cover the fundamentals and applications of a new class of fiber sensors. With contributions from leading academics in the area, this book covers the theory of plastic optical fiber sensors or (POFs), as well as applications in oil, gas, biotechnology, and energy fields...

Handbook of Lasers

1st Edition

Marvin J. Weber
November 25, 2019

Lasers continue to be an amazingly robust field of activity. Anyone seeking a photon source is now confronted with an enormous number of possible lasers and laser wavelengths to choose from, but no single, comprehensive source to help them make that choice.The Handbook of Lasers provides an...

Two-Dimensional Materials in Nanophotonics: Developments, Devices, and Applications

1st Edition

Yuerui Lu
November 18, 2019

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted tremendous interest since the study of graphene in the early 21st century. With their thickness in the angstrom-to-nanometer range, 2D materials, including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, phosphorene, silicene, and other inorganic and...

Sharp Focusing of Laser Light

1st Edition

Victor V. Kotlyar, Sergey S. Stafeev, Anton Nalimov
November 14, 2019

Readers will learn in which ways light can be "confined" within a subwavelength region smaller than half a wavelength. Strictly within the focal spot, all degrees of freedom of light interact and manifest themselves in a dramatic way. The size and shape of the focal spot and the magnitude of...

Optical Inspection of Microsystems

1st Edition

Wolfgang Osten
October 17, 2019

Where conventional testing and inspection techniques fail at the micro-scale, optical techniques provide a fast, robust, and relatively inexpensive alternative for investigating the properties and quality of microsystems. Speed, reliability, and cost are critical factors in the continued scale-up...

Biomedical Photonics Handbook: Biomedical Diagnostics

2nd Edition

Tuan Vo-Dinh
October 15, 2019

Shaped by Quantum Theory, Technology, and the Genomics Revolution The integration of photonics, electronics, biomaterials, and nanotechnology holds great promise for the future of medicine. This topic has recently experienced an explosive growth due to the noninvasive or minimally invasive nature...

Photonics and Fiber Optics: Foundations and Applications

1st Edition

Tarun Kumar Gangopadhyay, Pathik Kumbhakar, Mrinal Kanti Mandal
October 11, 2019

The combination of laser and optoelectronics with optical fiber technology can enhance the seamless activities of fiber-optic communications and fiber-sensor arena. This book discusses foundations of laser technology, non-linear optics, laser and fiber-optic applications in telecommunication and...