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Laser Fundamentals William T. Silfvast (University of Central Florida)

Laser Fundamentals By William T. Silfvast (University of Central Florida)

Laser Fundamentals by William T. Silfvast (University of Central Florida)


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Summary

Laser Fundamentals provides a clear, up-to-date, and comprehensive introduction to the physical and engineering principles of laser operation and design. Simple explanations, based throughout on key underlying concepts, lead from the basics of laser action to advanced topics in laser physics and engineering.

Laser Fundamentals Summary

Laser Fundamentals by William T. Silfvast (University of Central Florida)

Laser Fundamentals provides a clear, up-to-date, and comprehensive introduction to the physical and engineering principles of laser operation and design. Simple explanations, based throughout on key underlying concepts, lead from the basics of laser action to advanced topics in laser physics and engineering. The concepts of amplification, gain-bandwidth, and broadening are discussed in detail, as are topics such as Q-switching, mode-locking, and waveguide lasers. Descriptions of the twenty most common types of laser are given towards the end of the book, and it concludes with a chapter devoted to frequency multiplication. Containing worked examples, and many homework problems, the book will be invaluable to undergraduate and first year graduate physics and electrical engineering students taking courses on lasers. The summaries of key types of lasers and extensive references will also make it a useful reference volume.

Laser Fundamentals Reviews

'... offers a guide to all you ever wanted to know about lasers. The multi-disciplinary background physics that underpins the workings of different lasers takes up almost the first half of the book. It is an advanced undergraduate book, but in large, easy-to-read format, The formal sections are easily diluted and disguised by lots of text and diagrams. Much space is given to the workings of a wide range of specific laser systems.' Tania Monteiro, New Scientist
'Silfvast is an excellent explainer ... Laser Fundamentals is a good read, and I recommend it to students and their teachers alike.' William Bridges, Physics Today

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Fundamental Wave Properties Of Light: 2. Wave nature of light: the interaction of light with materials; Part II. Fundamental Quantum Properties Of Light: 3. The particle nature of light: discrete energy levels; 4. Radiative transitions and emission linewidth; 5. Energy levels and radiative properties of molecules, liquids (organic dyes) and solids (dielectrics and semiconductors); 6. Radiation and thermal equilibrium: absorption and stimulated emission; Part III. Laser Amplifiers: 7. Conditions for producing a laser: population inversions, gain, and gain saturation; 8. Requirements for obtaining population inversions; 9. Laser pumping requirements and techniques; Part IV. Laser Resonators: 10. Laser resonator modes; 11. Stable laser resonators and Gaussian beams; 12. Special laser cavities; Part V. Specific Laser Systems: 13. Laser systems involving low-density gain media; 14. Laser systems involving high-density gain media; Part VI. Frequency Multiplication Of Laser Beams: 15. Frequency multiplication of lasers and other nonlinear optical effects.

Additional information

GOR003942583
9780521556170
0521556171
Laser Fundamentals by William T. Silfvast (University of Central Florida)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1996-05-31
552
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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