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Solid-State Laser Engineering

  • In contrast to most books on lasers, which are mainly concerned with an introduction of physical or quantum mechanical principles of laser action or with the application of laser systems, it deals principally with the design and development of lasers

  • The only one on the market dealing exclusively with solid-state lasers. Other books treat all types of lasers in a very general way, or are devoted to specific industrial or medical applications

  • This new edition has been extensively updated to account for recent developments in the areas of diode-laser pumping, laser materials and nonlinear crystals

  • Completely new sections have been added dealing with the theory of mode-locking, femto second lasers, high efficiency harmonic generation, passive and acousto-optic Q-switching, semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM) and peridically poled nonlinear crystals

Book

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Walter Koechner
    Pages 1-10
  3. Walter Koechner
    Pages 38-101
  4. Walter Koechner
    Pages 102-155
  5. Walter Koechner
    Pages 156-209
  6. Walter Koechner
    Pages 210-299
  7. Walter Koechner
    Pages 300-422
  8. Walter Koechner
    Pages 423-487
  9. Walter Koechner
    Pages 488-533
  10. Walter Koechner
    Pages 534-586
  11. Walter Koechner
    Pages 587-679
  12. Walter Koechner
    Pages 680-701
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 702-750

About this book

Introduction

Written from an industrial perspective, Solid-State Laser Engineering discusses in detail the characteristics, design, construction, and performance of solid-state lasers. Emphasis is placed on engineering and practical considerations; phenomenological aspects using models are preferred to abstract mathematical derivations. Since its first edition almost 30 years ago this book has become the standard in the field of solid-state lasers for scientists,engineers and graduate students.

This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to account for recent developments in the areas of diode-laser pumping, laser materials and nonlinear crystals. Completely new sections have been added dealing with frequency control, the theory of mode-locking, femto second lasers, high efficiency harmonic generation, passive and acousto-optic Q-switching, semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM) and peridically poled nonlinear crystals.

Keywords

Laser Engineering Laser materials Optic Solid-State Lasers laser semiconductor

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.U.S.A.

About the authors

Walter Koechner received a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Technology in Vienna, Austria, in 1965. He has published numerous papers in the fields of solid-state lasers, optics and solid-state physics. Dr. Koechner is founder of Fibertek, Inc., a research company specializing in the design, development and production of advanced solid-state lasers, optical radars, and remote sensing systems.

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