Solid-State Lasers for Materials Processing

Fundamental Relations and Technical Realizations

  • Reinhard Iffländer

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 77)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Theoretical Background

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  3. Technical Realization

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  4. Data and Specifications

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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 329-353

About this book


This book explains in detail the technical and physical basic principles of solid-state lasers for material processing. The characteristic parameters of laser beams, such as beam quality, power and efficiency, are related to parameters of practical use. Conventional applications of high power lasers, such as laser welding, cutting and scribing, as well as the basics of laser-matter interactions, are also discussed in the book. The types of lasers considered include: high power Nd, Yb:YAG, Nd-glass lamp- or laserdiode-pumped. Data on potential materials for solid-state lasers such as alexandrite, GGG, YVO, YLF and others are presented. Aspectys of laser device design, for example, beam optics and beam guiding by fiber, are discussed. Many tables and graphics make this a useful handbook for scientists, process engineers, laser physicists and advanced students.


Laser basics crystal high power laser laser diode material processing optics solid state laser solid-state laser

Authors and affiliations

  • Reinhard Iffländer
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  1. 1.SchrambergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08630-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46585-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series Online ISSN 1556-1534
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