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Introduction

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

Abstract

In this introductory chapter we shall outline the basic ideas underlying the operation of solid-state lasers. Assuming familiarity with laser physics [1.1] we shall sketch some of the principles governing the interaction of radiation with matter.

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References

  1. 1.1
    From the extensive literature on laser physics, we shall mention only a few recent textbooks: K. Shimoda Introduction to Laser Physics, 2nd. ed., Springer Ser. Opt. Sci., Vol. 44 ( Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg 1986 )Google Scholar
  2. A.E. Siegman: Lasers (University Science Books, Mill Valley, Calif. 1986 )Google Scholar
  3. 1.2
    M. Garbuny: Optical Physics ( Academic, New York 1965 )MATHGoogle Scholar
  4. 1.3
    H. Haken: Laser Theory (Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg 1984 )Google Scholar
  5. 1.4
    I.I. Sobelman: Atomic Spectra and Radiative Transistions, Springer Ser. Chem. Phys., Vol.1 (Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg 1979 )Google Scholar
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  7. 1.5
    H. Statz, G.A. de Mars: In Quantum Electronics, ed. by C.H. Townes (Columbia Univ. Press, New York 1960 ) pp. 530–537Google Scholar
  8. 1.6
    E.L. Steele: Optical Lasers in Electronics ( Wiley, New York 1968 )Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Koechner
    • 1
  1. 1.Fibertek, Inc.HerndornUSA

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