© 1987

The CO2 Laser


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. W. J. Witteman
    Pages 1-7
  3. W. J. Witteman
    Pages 8-52
  4. W. J. Witteman
    Pages 53-80
  5. W. J. Witteman
    Pages 81-126
  6. W. J. Witteman
    Pages 127-137
  7. W. J. Witteman
    Pages 138-194
  8. W. J. Witteman
    Pages 195-231
  9. W. J. Witteman
    Pages 232-250
  10. W. J. Witteman
    Pages 251-266
  11. W. J. Witteman
    Pages 267-297
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 299-311

About this book


The CO2-laser technology may be considered the most advanced in the laser field. Research has been stimulated strongly because of its high potential for many scientific and industrial applications. This book is primarily devoted to the main, more established developments of the CO2-laser. Advances in continuous systems, pulsed systems, mode-locked pulses, and the amplification of short pulses are dealt with in detail. This is done by giving an extensive treatment of relevant molecular physics, gas kinetics, excitation and relaxation processes, and laser physics pertinent to CO2. It also provides a thorough theoretical background of specific technologies used in various devices. Many numerical values of physical constants and accurate spectroscopic data of CO2 isotopes are included.


carbon dioxide development flow kinetics laser laser physics laser technology physics research rotation structure technology vibration

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsTwente University of TechnologyEnschedeNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The CO2 Laser
  • Authors W.J. Witteman
  • Series Title Springer Series in Optical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-17657-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-13617-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-47744-0
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series E-ISSN 1556-1534
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 311
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
    Quantum Optics
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