Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. H. Weber, G. Herziger, R. Poprawe
    Pages 285-307
  3. F. Haug, M. Freyberger, K. Vogel, W. P. Schleich
    Pages 3-46
  4. W. Martienssen, H. Paul
    Pages 49-65
  5. M. G. Benedict, E. D. Trifonov
    Pages 67-81
  6. B. Kuhlow
    Pages 85-110
  7. D. Ristau
    Pages 111-126
  8. M. Scholl
    Pages 127-143
  9. N. Hodgson
    Pages 147-218
  10. H. J. Tiziani, N. Kerwien, G. Pedrini
    Pages 221-284

About this book


The three volumes VIII/1A, B, C document the state of the art of "Laser Physics and Applications". Scientific trends and related technological aspects are considered by compiling results and conclusions from phenomenology, observation and experiments. Reliable data, physical fundamentals and detailed references are presented.

In the recent decades the laser source matured to an universal tool common to scientific research as well as to industrial use. Today the main technical goal is the generation of optical power towards shorter wavelengths, shorter pulses, higher efficiency and higher power for applications in science and industry. Tailoring the optical energy in wavelength, space and time is a requirement for the investigation of laser-induced processes, i.e. excitation, non-linear amplification, storage of optical energy, etc. According to the actual trends in laser research and development, Vol. VIII/1 is split into three parts: Vol. VIII/1A with its two subvolumes 1A1 and 1A2 covers laser fundamentals, Vol. VIII/1B deals with laser systems and Vol. VIII/1C gives an overview on laser applications.


Laser theory beam shaping coherence interferometry laser physics modulators optical components optical resonators optics quantum aspects of the electromagnetic field quantum optics superfluorescence superradiance thin-film technology wave-guide systems

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Weber
    • 1
  • G. Herziger
    • 2
  • R. Poprawe
    • 3
  1. 1.Optisches InstitutTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische HochschuleAachenGermany
  3. 3.Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik (ILT)AachenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-28824-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47008-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1619-4802
  • Series Online ISSN 1619-4810
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