Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Friedrich Dausinger, Stefan Nolte
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jochen Kleinbauer, Ralf Knappe, Richard Wallenstein
    Pages 9-17
  4. Jochen Kleinbauer, Ralf Knappe, Richard Wallenstein
    Pages 17-34
  5. Andreas Tünnermann, Jens Limpert, Stefan Nolte
    Pages 35-54
  6. Daniel Müller, Adolf Giesen, Rüdiger Paschotta, Ursula Keller
    Pages 55-73
  7. Detlef Breitling, Sergei Klimentov, Friedrich Dausinger
    Pages 75-91
  8. Holger Lubatschowski, Alexander Heisterkamp
    Pages 91-105
  9. Andreas Ruf, Friedrich Dausinger
    Pages 105-114
  10. Michael Weikert, Friedrich Dausinger
    Pages 117-130
  11. Detlef Breitling, Christian Föhl, Friedrich Dausinger, Taras Kononenko, Vitali Konov
    Pages 131-156
  12. Michael Weikert, Friedrich Dausinger
    Pages 155-165
  13. Paul Weigl, Anton Kasenbacher, Kristian Werelius
    Pages 167-187
  14. Holger Lubatschowski, Alexander Heisterkamp
    Pages 187-203
  15. Marcus Götz
    Pages 203-211
  16. Burkard Schwab, Dietrich Hagner, Jörg Bornemann, Ralf Heermann
    Pages 211-226
  17. Alexander Heisterkamp, Holger Lubatschowski
    Pages 227-233
  18. Heinrich Schwoerer
    Pages 235-254
  19. Ralf Menzel
    Pages 257-285
  20. Andreas Hertwig, Sven Martin, Jörg Krüger, Christian Spielmann, Martin Lenner, Wolfgang Kautek
    Pages 287-308

About this book

Introduction

Femtosecond technology, with its ultrashort light pulses, forms an innovative laser technology that can be used for numerous technical applications. This monograph gives a comprehensive overview of the principles and applications of femtosecond lasers, especially as applied to medicine and to production technology. The principles and features of such femtosecond technology are described, and the lasers, systems and technologies that are required in these potential fields of application are investigated. The advantages and problems of ultrashort laser pulses are discussed in more detail in the context of applications in the micro-machining of technical materials such as drilling, surface structuring and cutting; in medical use such as dental, ophthalmologic, neurological and otolaryngological applications; in metrology; and in the generation of x-rays. Safety aspects are also considered.

Keywords

Femtosecond lasers Laser ablation Medical therapy Metrology Micro-machining femtosecond laser laser laser technology metrology X-ray

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b96440
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20114-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-39848-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0303-4216
  • Series Online ISSN 1437-0859