© 1996

Solid-State Laser Engineering


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Walter Koechner
    Pages 1-27
  3. Walter Koechner
    Pages 28-80
  4. Walter Koechner
    Pages 81-143
  5. Walter Koechner
    Pages 144-188
  6. Walter Koechner
    Pages 189-280
  7. Walter Koechner
    Pages 281-392
  8. Walter Koechner
    Pages 393-451
  9. Walter Koechner
    Pages 452-499
  10. Walter Koechner
    Pages 500-561
  11. Walter Koechner
    Pages 562-641
  12. Walter Koechner
    Pages 642-660
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 661-709

About this book


Solid-State Laser Engineering, written from an industrial perspective, 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. This new edition has extensively been updated to account for recent developments in the areas of diode-laser pumping, mode locking, ultrashort-pulse generation etc. 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 physics, optics, and lasers. Dr. Koechner is founder and president of Fibertek, Inc., a research firm specializing in the design, development, and production of advanced solid-state lasers, optical radars, and remote-sensing systems.


Festkörper-Laser Solid-State Laser engineering lasers optics solid-state physics design engineer Festkörper laser material physics technology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fibertek, Inc.HerndonUSA

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