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Basics of Laser Physics

For Students of Science and Engineering

  • Karl F. Renk

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. General Description of a Laser and an Example

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  3. Theoretical Basis of the Laser

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  4. Operation of a Laser

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  5. Types of Lasers (Except Semiconductor Lasers)

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  6. Semiconductor Lasers

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  7. Laser Related Topics

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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 645-676

About this book

Introduction

This textbook provides an introductory presentation of all types of lasers. It contains a general description of the laser, a theoretical treatment and a characterization of its operation as it deals with gas, solid state, free-electron and semiconductor lasers. This expanded and updated second edition of the book presents a description of the dynamics of free-electron laser oscillation using a model introduced in the first edition that allows a reader to understand basic properties of a free-electron laser and makes the difference to “conventional” lasers. The discussions and the treatment of equations are presented in a way that a reader can immediately follow. The book addresses graduate and undergraduate students in science and engineering, featuring problems with solutions and over 400 illustrations.


Keywords

Bloch laser Gas lasers Laser oscillators Laser-matter interaction Optics and nonlinear optics textbook lasers Organic lasers Photonics and lasers Semiconductor heterostructure lasers Solid state lasers Lasers in engineering Optics and lasers explained

Authors and affiliations

  • Karl F. Renk
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  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte PhysikUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50651-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50650-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50651-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4513
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4521
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