High-Energy Molecular Lasers

Self-Controlled Volume-Discharge Lasers and Applications

  • V. V. Apollonov

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 201)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. High Energy Pulsed CO2 Lasers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. V. Apollonov
      Pages 83-85
    3. V. V. Apollonov
      Pages 113-133
    4. V. V. Apollonov
      Pages 135-138
    5. V. V. Apollonov
      Pages 155-170
  3. High Energy HF/DF Lasers

  4. Short Pulse Laser Systems

  5. Applications

About this book


This book displays the physics and design of high-power molecular lasers. The lasers described are self-controlled volume-discharge lasers. The book explains self-sustained discharge lasers, self-initiated discharge lasers and technical approaches to laser design. Important topics discussed are laser efficiency, laser beam quality and electric field homogeneity. The book contains many new innovative applications.


Electric Field Homogeneity High-power Molecular Rasers Laser Beam Quality Laser Efficiency Self-controlled Volume-discharge Lasers

Authors and affiliations

  • V. V. Apollonov
    • 1
  1. 1.High-Power Lasers Dept.General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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