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Field Guide to Lasers
     

Field Guide to Lasers

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by Rüdiger Paschotta
 

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This Guide provides an overview on the essential types of lasers and their key properties, as well as an introduction into the most important physical and technological aspects of lasers. Apart from describing the basic principles (such as stimulated emission and the properties of optical resonators), this Guide discusses the numerous important properties of laser

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This Guide provides an overview on the essential types of lasers and their key properties, as well as an introduction into the most important physical and technological aspects of lasers. Apart from describing the basic principles (such as stimulated emission and the properties of optical resonators), this Guide discusses the numerous important properties of laser crystals, the impact of thermal effects on laser performance, methods of wavelength tuning and pulse generation, and laser noise. Practitioners will also gain valuable insight from remarks on laser safety and obtain new ideas about how to make the laser development process more efficient.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819485236
Publisher:
SPIE Press
Publication date:
03/31/2011
Series:
SPIE Field Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB

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