Optical amplification

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

Abstract

In this chapter we will outline the basic ideas underlying laser action. To understand the operation of a laser we have to know some of the principles governing the interaction of radiation with matter.

Keywords

Spontaneous Emission Atomic System Atomic Transition Black Body Radiation Optical Gain 
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References

  1. 1.1
    M. Garbuny: Optical Physics ( Academic Press, New York, 1965 )MATHGoogle Scholar
  2. 1.2
    A. E. Siegman: An Introduction to Lasers and Masers ( McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1971 )Google Scholar
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    E. L. Steele: Optical Lasers in Electronics ( John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1968 )Google Scholar
  4. 1.4
    B. A. Lengyel: Lasers, 2nd Ed. ( Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1971 )Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Koechner
    • 1
  1. 1.Korad Division of Hadron, Inc.Santa MonicaUSA

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