Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources and Applications


ISBN: 978-1-4020-6439-5 (Print) 978-1-4020-6463-0 (Online)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Crystalline Laser and Nonlinear Optical Materials for the Mid-IR

    1. Chapter

      Pages 3-65

      New Monocrystals with Low Phonon Energy for Mid-IR Lasers

    2. Chapter

      Pages 67-104

      Orthorhombic Crystals of Lithium Thioindate and Selenoindate for Nonlinear Optics in the Mid-IR

    3. Chapter

      Pages 105-147

      Quaternary Nonlinear Optical Crystals for the Mid-Infrared Spectral Range from 5 to 12 μm

    4. Chapter

      Pages 149-168

      Microstructured Semiconductors for Mid-Infrared Nonlinear Optics

  3. Sources in the Mid-IR

    1. Chapter

      Pages 171-192

      Progress in Quantum Cascade Lasers

    2. Chapter

      Pages 193-224

      High-Brightness 2.X μm Semiconductor Lasers

    3. Chapter

      Pages 225-260

      Broadband Mid-Infrared Solid-State Lasers

    4. Chapter

      Pages 261-314

      New Regimes of Excitation and Mid-IR Lasing of Transition Metal Doped II–VI Crystals

    5. Chapter

      Pages 315-346

      Advances in Mid-Infrared Fiber Lasers

    6. Chapter

      Pages 347-375

      Mid-Infrared Optical Parametric Oscillators and Applications

    7. Chapter

      Pages 377-392

      Mid-Infrared Integrated Optical Parametric Generators and Oscillators with Periodically Poled Ti:LiNbO3 Waveguides

    8. Chapter

      Pages 393-418

      Optical Parametric Generators and Amplifiers

    9. Chapter

      Pages 419-441

      Tunable THz Sources Based on Quasi-Phase-Matched Gallium Arsenide

    10. Chapter

      Pages 443-463

      Semiconductor Waveguides for Nonlinear Frequency Conversion

  4. Applications

    1. Chapter

      Pages 467-493

      Semiconductor Laser Based Trace Gas Sensor Technology: Recent Advances and Applications

    2. Chapter

      Pages 495-510

      Trace Gas Analysis with Isotopic Selectivity Using DFG-Sources

    3. Chapter

      Pages 511-533

      Photoacoustic Spectroscopy Using Continuous Wave Optical Parametric Oscillators

    4. Chapter

      Pages 535-555

      Online Monitoring of Exhaled Breath Using Mid-Infrared Laser Spectroscopy

    5. Chapter

      Pages 557-574

      Ultrabroadband Solid-State Lasers in Trace Gas Sensing

    6. Chapter

      Pages 575-588

      Medical Applications of Mid-IR Solid-State Lasers

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