Laser Resonators and Beam Propagation

Fundamentals, Advanced Concepts and Applications

  • Norman Hodgson
  • Horst Weber

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 108)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Pages 1-4
  3. The Electromagnetic Field

    1. Pages 7-55
    2. Pages 57-152
    3. Pages 153-186
  4. Basic Properties of Optical Resonators

  5. Passive Open Resonators

  6. Open Resonators with Gain

  7. Special Resonator Concepts

    1. Pages 585-594
    2. Pages 605-646
    3. Pages 665-674
    4. Pages 675-686
  8. Measurement Techniques

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 731-796

About this book


Optical Resonators provides a detailed discussion of the properties of optical resonators for lasers from basic theory to recent research. In addition to describing the fundamental theories of resonators such as geometrical optics, diffraction, and polarisation the characteristics of all important resonator schemes and their calculation are presented. Experimental examples, practical problems and a collection of measurement techniques support the comprehensive treatment of the subject. Optical Resonators is the only book currently available that provides a comprehensive overview of the the subject. Combined with the structure of the text and the autonomous nature of the chapters this work will be as suitable for those new to the field as it will be invaluable to specialists conducting research. This second edition has been enlarged by new sections on Q-switching and resonators with internal phase/amplitude control. In addition, the whole book has been brought up-to-date.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Norman Hodgson
    • 1
  • Horst Weber
    • 2
  1. 1.Coherent, Inc.Santa ClaraUSA
  2. 2.Optisches InstitutTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-40078-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-25110-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
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