© 1979

Excimer Lasers

  • Charles K. Rhodes

Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. P. W. Hoff, C. K. Rhodes
    Pages 1-4
  3. M. McCusker
    Pages 47-86
  4. Ch. A. Brau
    Pages 87-133
  5. A. Gallagher
    Pages 135-174
  6. Ch. K. Rhodes, P. W. Hoff
    Pages 175-188
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 189-196

About this book


The development of excimer laser systems marked a significant turning point in the development of coherent sources. The progress of the last few years has been largely predicated upon the combined knowledge of several disciplines including atomic and molecular physics, optical technology, and pulsed power technology, the latter mainly associated with electron beam devices. The purpose of this volume is to provide a comprehensive view of this marvelously exciting field that will be of value to both active researchers and neophytes alike. Since a clear understanding of both theory and experiment is necessary to achieve this goal, these issues are presented as an integrated whole. The preparation of this work involved the dedicated cooperation of many authors dispersed both geographically and intellectually. Naturally, the editor has the responsibility to integrate and balance a diverse range of opinions to the satisfaction of all, a job not always readily accomplished. We hope that this has been performed to the satisfaction of the reader. The editor wishes to express his gratitude to the many persons whose efforts made this book possible. Most important are the authors whose work constitutes the backbone and substance of this volume and whose normal professional lives are very busy ones, indeed. I can say that they worked diligently and with good humor in the preparation of their contributions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Charles K. Rhodes
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Molecular Physics Center 106 BStanford Research InstituteMenlo ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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