Solid-State Mid-Infrared Laser Sources

  • Irina T. Sorokina
  • Konstantin L. Vodopyanov

Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 89)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. André Joullié, Philippe Christol, Alexei N. Baranov, Aurore Vicet
    Pages 1-61
  3. Daniel Hofstetter, Jérôme Faist
    Pages 61-98
  4. Cornelia Fischer, Markus W. Sigrist
    Pages 99-143
  5. Konstantin Vodopyanov
    Pages 144-183
  6. Markus Pollnau, Stuart D. Jackson
    Pages 225-261
  7. Irina T. Sorokina
    Pages 262-358
  8. T. T. Basiev, V. V. Osiko, A. M. Prokhorov, E. M. Dianov
    Pages 359-408
  9. Kodo Kawase, Jun-ichi Shikata, Hiromasa Ito
    Pages 409-436
  10. Hiroshi Takahashi, Hidetoshi Murakami, Hideyuki Ohtake, Nobuhiko Sarukura
    Pages 437-457
  11. Frank K. Tittel, Dirk Richter, Alan Fried
    Pages 458-529
  12. Benedikt Jean, Thomas Bende
    Pages 530-565
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 545-559

About this book


The book describes the most advanced techniques for generating coherent light in the mid-infrared region of the spectrum. These techniques represent diverse areas of photonics and include heterojunction semiconductor lasers, quantum cascade lasers, tunable crystalline lasers, fiber lasers, Raman lasers, and optical parametric laser sources. Offering authoritative reviews by internationally recognized experts, the book provides a wealth of information on the essential principles and methods of the generation of coherent mid-infrared light and on some of its applications. The instructive nature of the book makes it an excellent text for physicists and practicing engineers who want to use mid-infrared laser sources in spectroscopy, medicine, remote sensing and other fields, and for researchers in various disciplines requiring a broad introduction to the subject.


Mid-Infrared laser photonics remote sensing solid-state lasers spectroscopy crystal engineer laser laser diode material nature nonlinear optics optics quantum cascade laser research semiconductor semiconductor laser

Editors and affiliations

  • Irina T. Sorokina
    • 1
  • Konstantin L. Vodopyanov
    • 2
  1. 1.Photonics InstituteTechnical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Ginzton LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-00621-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-36491-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0303-4216
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