Solid-State Laser Engineering

  • Walter Koechner

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  14. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

The first decade of solid-state Iaser technology has seen the development of an enormous number of lasing materials and a !arge variety of interesting design concepts. However, in recent years the technology has matured to a point where solid-state Iasers have reached a plateau in their development. To a major extent, the growth in importance of solid-state Iasers for industrial and military applications and as a general research tool is due to the improvement in reliability and maintainability of these systems. The practical advances of these devices had several major consequences: A wealth of applications for solid-state Iasers has emerged in materials processing, holography, rangefinding, target illumination and designation, satellite and lunar ranging, thermonuclear fusion, plasma experiments, and in general for scientific work requiring high power densities. Emphasis has shifted from research and innovation to cost reduction and system improve­ ment. As a result, a standardization of the system designs occurred. This book, written from an industrial vantage-point, provides a detailed discussion of solid-state Iasers, their characteristics, design and construction, and practical problems. The title Solid-State Laser Engineering is chosen so as to convey the emphasis which is placed on engineering and practical considerations.

Keywords

Laser holography laser laser materials

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Koechner
    • 1
  1. 1.Korad Division of Hadron, Inc.Santa MonicaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-8519-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-8521-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-8519-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series Online ISSN 1556-1534
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