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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Emission of Light and Laser Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 3-27
    3. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 29-49
    4. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 51-62
  3. Gas and Liquid Lasers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 65-76
    3. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 77-88
    4. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 89-110
    5. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 111-120
    6. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 121-130
  4. Solid-State and Semiconductor Lasers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 133-164
    3. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 165-203
  5. Free and Guided Light Wave Propagation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 207-229
    3. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 231-244
    4. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 245-266
  6. Optical Elements for Lasers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 269-287
    3. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 289-298
    4. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 299-311
  7. Laser Operation Modes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 315-334
    3. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 335-348
    4. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 349-365
    5. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 367-378
  8. Laser Metrology and Spectroscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 381-396
    3. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 397-406
  9. Material Processing, Medicine and Further Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
    2. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 409-421
    3. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 423-458
    4. Hans Joachim Eichler, Jürgen Eichler, Oliver Lux
      Pages 459-504
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 505-511

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a comprehensive overview of laser sources and their applications in various fields of science, industry, and technology. After an introduction to the basics of laser physics, different laser types and materials for lasers are summarized in the context of a historical survey, outlining the evolution of the laser over the past five decades. This includes, amongst other aspects, gas lasers, excimer lasers, the wide range of solid-state and semiconductor lasers, and femtosecond and other pulsed lasers where particular attention is paid to high-power sources. Subsequent chapters address related topics such as laser modulation and nonlinear frequency conversion. In closing, the enormous importance of the laser is demonstrated by highlighting its current applications in everyday life and its potential for future developments. Typical applications in advanced material processing, medicine and biophotonics as well as plasma and X-ray generation for nanoscale lithography are discussed. 

The book provides broad and topical coverage of laser photonics and opto-electronics, focusing on significant findings and recent advances rather than in-depth theoretical studies. Thus, it is intended not only for university students and engineers, but also for scientists and professionals applying lasers in biomedicine, material processing and everyday consumer products. Further, it represents essential reading for engineers using or developing high-power lasers for scientific or industrial applications.





Keywords

Gas and Liquid Lasers Infrared Molecular Gas Lasers Dye Lasers Solid-State Lasers High-Power Solid-State Lasers Laser Frequency Conversion Laser Stability and Coherence Laser Materials Processing Laser Spectroscopic Diagnostics Lasers for Telecommunications Laser Fusion X-Ray and XUV Lasers

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans Joachim Eichler
    • 1
  • Jürgen Eichler
    • 2
  • Oliver Lux
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Optik und Atomare PhysikTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Beuth Hochschule für TechnikBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)WeßlingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99895-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-99893-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-99895-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series Online ISSN 1556-1534
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