Pulsed Metal Vapour Lasers

  • Chris E. Little
  • Nikola V. Sabotinov

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASDT, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Historical Viewpoints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William T. Silfvast
      Pages 3-13
    3. W. T. Walter
      Pages 15-26
  3. Physcs of Pulsed Metal Vapour Lasers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. C. E. Webb, G. P. Hogan
      Pages 29-42
    3. M. F. Sem, E. L. Latush
      Pages 55-66
    4. G. P. Hogan, C. E. Webb, C. G. Whyte, C. E. Little
      Pages 67-72
    5. B. L. Borovich, N. I. Yurchenko
      Pages 73-78
    6. V. A. Kelman, I. I. Klimovski, Yu. O. Shpenik
      Pages 79-84
  4. Laser Characteristics and Operation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. I. Smilanski
      Pages 87-99
    3. J. J. Chang, B. E. Warner, C. D. Boley, E. P. Dragon
      Pages 101-112
    4. N. V. Sabotinov
      Pages 113-124
    5. C. E. Little, D. R. Jones, S. A. Fairlie, C. G. Whyte
      Pages 125-136
    6. E. L. Latush, M. F. Sem, G. D. Chebotarev
      Pages 149-160
    7. D. J. W. Brown, M. J. Withford, R. P. Mildren, J. A. Piper
      Pages 161-168
    8. R. C. Tobin, K. A. Peard, B. Leigh, G. Bode, K. Rózsa, Z. Donkó et al.
      Pages 189-194
  5. Modelling Metal Vapour Lasers

  6. Optical Resonators and Beam Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. R. Salimbeni
      Pages 229-240
    3. D. J. W. Brown, D. W. Coutts
      Pages 241-254
    4. R. Bhatnagar, S. K. Dixit, P. K. Shukla, B. Singh, J. K. Mtttal
      Pages 255-262
  7. Frequency Extension

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. J. A. Piper
      Pages 277-287
    3. Sunita Singh, K. Dasgupta, S. Kundu, S. Kumar, L. G. Nair, U. K. Chatterjee
      Pages 309-314
  8. Applications in Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. H. W. Bergmann, C. Körner, M. Hartmann, R. Mayerhofer
      Pages 317-330
    3. Bruce E. Warner, Charles D. Boley, Jim J. Chang, Ernest P. Dragon, Mark A. Havstad, Mark Martinez et al.
      Pages 331-346
    4. A. J. Kearsley, M. Knowles, R. Foster-Turner
      Pages 353-358
    5. D. W. Coutts, A. C. J. Glover, E. K. Illy, D. J. W. Brown, J. A. Piper
      Pages 365-370
    6. M. A. Lesnoi, V. V. Zubov, A. D. Chursin, S. S. Gaponov, L. S. Glikin
      Pages 377-382
    7. B. Ivanov, D. Philipov, V. Shanov, G. Peev
      Pages 383-388
  9. Applications in Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389

About this book


A comprehensive, up-to-date review of the physics and applications of a major class of laser, the most important example of which is the copper vapour laser. A collection of 50 papers written by the world's leaders in the field. Papers cover: the early history of pulsed metal vapour lasters; the plasma kinetics and excitation mechanisms of self terminating and recombination metal vapour lasers; beam quality issues for applications; frequency harmonic generation for mid-UV applications; high-precision processing of metals, ceramics, glasses and plastics using metal vapour lasers; applications in medicine, including oncology and dermatology; applications in science such as spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. A practical source of information on the physics, engineering and applications of metal vapour lasers.
Audience: scientists, teachers and graduate researchers working in the fields of gas lasers, laser optics, gas discharges, optoelectronics and laser applications in industry, science and medicine.


ASTER Laser Optics Plasma ceramics modeling optoelectronics spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Chris E. Little
    • 1
  • Nikola V. Sabotinov
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of St AndrewsFifeUK
  2. 2.Department of Metal Vapor Lasers, Institute of Solid State PhysicsBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7247-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1669-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-1820
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