Basics of Laser Physics

For Students of Science and Engineering

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ISBN: 978-3-642-23564-1 (Print) 978-3-642-23565-8 (Online)

Table of contents (35 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. General description of a laser and an example

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-15

      Introduction

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      Pages 17-41

      Laser Principle

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      Pages 43-54

      Fabry–Perot Resonator

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      Pages 55-73

      The Active Medium: Energy Levels and Lineshape Functions

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      Pages 75-80

      Titanium–Sapphire Laser

  3. Theoretical basis of the laser

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 81-81

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      Pages 83-93

      Basis of the Theory of the Laser: The Einstein Coefficients

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      Pages 95-115

      Amplification of Coherent Radiation

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      Pages 117-134

      A Laser Theory

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      Pages 135-170

      Driving a Laser Oscillation

  4. Operation of a laser

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 171-171

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      Pages 173-185

      Cavity Resonator

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      Pages 187-224

      Gaussian Waves and Open Resonators

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      Pages 225-234

      Different Ways of Operating a Laser

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      Pages 235-255

      Femtosecond Laser

  5. Types of lasers (except semiconductor lasers)

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 257-257

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      Pages 259-277

      Gas Lasers

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      Pages 279-295

      Solid State Lasers

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      Pages 297-304

      Some Other Lasers and Laser Amplifiers

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      Pages 305-312

      Vibronic Medium

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      Pages 313-332

      Amplification of Radiation in a Doped Glass Fiber

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      Pages 333-367

      Free-Electron Laser

  6. Semiconductor lasers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 369-369

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      Pages 371-382

      An Introduction to Semiconductor Lasers

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