Principles of Lasers

  • Orazio┬áSvelto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Orazio Svelto
    Pages 1-15
  3. Orazio Svelto
    Pages 161-200
  4. Orazio Svelto
    Pages 201-248
  5. Orazio Svelto
    Pages 249-304
  6. Orazio Svelto
    Pages 305-364
  7. Orazio Svelto
    Pages 365-418
  8. Orazio Svelto
    Pages 463-492
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 535-605

About this book


This book is motivated by the very favorable reception given to the previous editions as well as by the considerable range of new developments in the laser field since the publication of the third edition in 1989. These new developments include, among others, quantum-well and muitiple-quantum-welliasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, new concepts for both stable and unstable resonators, femtosecond lasers, ultra-high-brightness lasers, etc. This edition thus represents a radically revised version of the preceding edition, amounting essentially to a new book in its own right. However, the basic aim has remained the same, namely to provide a broad and unified description of laser behavior at the simplest level which is compatible with a correct physical understanding. The book is therefore intended as a textbook for a senior-level or first-year graduate course and/or as a reference book. The most relevant additions or changes to this edition can be summarized as follows: 1. A much-more detailed description of Amplified Spontaneous Emission has been given (Chapter 2) and a novel simplified treatment of this phenomenon, both for homogeneous and inhomogeneous lines, has been introduced (Appendix C). 2. A major fraction of a new chapter (Chapter 3) is dedicated to the interaction of radiation with semiconductor media, either in a bulk form or in a quantum-confined structure (quantum-well, quantum-wire and quantum dot). 3.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Orazio┬áSvelto
    • 1
  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of Milan and National Research CouncilMilanItaly

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