Principles Of Lasers / Edition 4

Principles Of Lasers / Edition 4

by Orazio Svelto, Svelto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306457482

ISBN-13: 9780306457487

Pub. Date: 09/11/2008

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

This new Fourth Edition of Principles of Lasers is so thoroughly updated and expanded that it is virtually a whole new book. But the text's essential mission remains the same: to provide a wide-ranging yet unified description of laser behavior, physics, technology, and current applications. Dr. Svelto emphasizes the physical rather than the mathematical aspects of…  See more details below

Overview

This new Fourth Edition of Principles of Lasers is so thoroughly updated and expanded that it is virtually a whole new book. But the text's essential mission remains the same: to provide a wide-ranging yet unified description of laser behavior, physics, technology, and current applications. Dr. Svelto emphasizes the physical rather than the mathematical aspects of lasers, and presents the subject in the simplest terms compatible with a correct physical understanding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306457487
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
09/11/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
628
Product dimensions:
1.38(w) x 7.00(h) x 10.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Examples
1Introductory Concepts1
2Interaction of Radiation with Atoms and Ions17
3Energy Levels, Radiative, and Nonradiative Transitions in Molecules and Semiconductors81
4Ray and Wave Propagation through Optical Media129
5Passive Optical Resonators161
6Pumping Processes201
7Continuous Wave Laser Behavior249
8Transient Laser Behavior305
9Solid-State, Dye, and Semiconductor Lasers365
10Gas, Chemical, Free-Electon, and X-Ray Lasers419
11Properties of Laser Beams463
12Laser Beam Transformation: Propagation, Amplification, Frequency Conversion, Pulse Compression, and Pulse Expansion493
Appendixes535
ASemiclassical Treatment of the Interaction of Radiation and Matter535
BLineshape Calculation for Collision Broadening541
CSimplified Treatment of Amplified Spontaneous Emission545
DCalculation of the Radiative Transition Rates of Molecular Transitions549
ESpace-Dependent Rate Equations553
FMode-Locking Theory: Homogeneous Line563
GPropagation of a Laser Pulse through a Dispersive Medium or a Gain Medium571
HHigher-Order Coherence577
IPhysical Constants and Useful Conversion Factors581
Answers to Selected Problems583
Index595

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