Lasers

Fundamentals and Applications

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-6441-0 (Print) 978-1-4419-6442-7 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii

  2. Fundamentals of Lasers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-8

      Introduction

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      Pages 9-32

      Basic Optics

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      Pages 33-61

      Elements of Quantum Mechanics

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      Pages 63-96

      Einstein Coefficients and Light Amplification

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      Pages 97-120

      Laser Rate Equations

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      Pages 121-141

      Semiclassical Theory of the Laser

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      Pages 143-200

      Optical Resonators

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      Pages 201-223

      Vector Spaces and Linear Operators: Dirac Notation

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      Pages 225-261

      Quantum Theory of Interaction of Radiation Field with Matter

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      Pages 263-275

      Properties of Lasers

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      Pages 277-289

      Some Laser Systems

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      Pages 291-321

      Doped Fiber Amplifiers and Lasers

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      Pages 323-362

      Semiconductor Lasers

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      Pages 363-385

      Optical Parametric Oscillators

  3. Some Important Applications of Lasers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 387-387

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      Pages 389-402

      Spatial Frequency Filtering and Holography

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      Pages 403-415

      Laser-Induced Fusion

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      Pages 417-443

      Light Wave Communications

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      Pages 445-470

      Lasers in Science

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      Pages 471-507

      Lasers in Industry

  4. Back Matter

    Pages 509-650