Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Basic Principles and Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-396
    2. Richard Haglund
      Pages 3-32
    3. Norbert Lindlein, Gerd Leuchs
      Pages 33-85
    4. Norbert Lindlein, Gerd Leuchs
      Pages 87-156
    5. Aleksei Zheltikov, Anne LʼHuillier, Ferenc Krausz
      Pages 157-248
    6. Matthias Brinkmann, Joseph Hayden, Martin Letz, Steffen Reichel, Carol Click, Wolfgang Mannstadt et al.
      Pages 249-372
    7. Detlev Ristau, Henrik Ehlers
      Pages 373-396
  3. Fabrication and Properties of Optical Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-562
    2. Mary Turner, Robert Breault
      Pages 399-417
    3. Robert Brunner, Enrico Geißler, Bernhard Messerschmidt, Dietrich Martin, Elisabeth Soergel, Kuon Inoue et al.
      Pages 419-502
    4. Alexander Goushcha, Bernd Tabbert
      Pages 503-562
  4. Coherent and Incoherent Light Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 563-983
    2. Dietrich Bertram, Matthias Born, Thomas Jüstel
      Pages 565-582
    3. Orazio Svelto, Stefano Longhi, Giuseppe Valle, Stefan Kück, Günter Huber, Markus Pollnau et al.
      Pages 583-936
    4. Matthias Wollenhaupt, Andreas Assion, Thomas Baumert
      Pages 937-983
  5. Selected Applications and Special Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 985-1276
    2. Wolfgang Demtröder, Sune Svanberg
      Pages 987-1052
    3. Gerard Milburn
      Pages 1053-1078
    4. Motoichi Ohtsu
      Pages 1079-1090
    5. Daniel Grischkowsky
      Pages 1099-1152
    6. Christian Schroer, Bruno Lengeler
      Pages 1153-1164
    7. Ulrich Platt, Klaus Pfeilsticker, Michael Vollmer
      Pages 1165-1203
    8. Mirco Imlau, Martin Fally, Hans Coufal†, Geoffrey Burr, Glenn Sincerbox
      Pages 1205-1249
    9. Hans-Dieter Reidenbach
      Pages 1251-1276
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1277-1331

About this book


The Springer Handbook of Lasers and Optics provides fast, up-to-date, comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the wide fields of optics and lasers. It is written for daily use in the office or laboratory and offers explanatory text, data, and references needed for anyone working with lasers and optical instruments.

Each chapter or section is authored by respected experts and contains the basic principles, applications and latest information in the field. Among the subjects covered are geometrical and wave optics, linear and nonlinear optics, optical materials and components, detectors, incoherent and all essential types of coherent light sources, generation of ultrashort pulses, spectroscopic techniques, laser safety as well as current trends in such modern areas as quantum optics, femto- and attosecond physics, and nanooptics as well as optics beyond the diffraction limit.

The 21 chapters are grouped into four parts which cover basic principles and materials, fabrication and properties of optical components, coherent and incoherent light sources, and, finally, selected applications and special fields such as terahertz photonics, X-ray optics and holography.

The handbook is written and compiled for physicists, engineers and other scientists at universities and in industrial research who develop and use optical techniques.

With a Foreword by Nobel Laureate T.W. Hänsch

Key Topics

  • Basic Optics Principles
  • Coherent and Incoherent Light Sources
  • Ultrafast Physics and Spectroscopies
  • Optical Materials and Their Properties
  • Fabrication and Properties of Optical
  • Selected Applications and Special
    Fields: Nanooptics, Quantum Optics,
    X-Ray Optics, Terahertz Photonics
    and Holography


  • Contains over 980 two-color illustrations.
  • Includes over 120 comprehensive tables
    with properties of optical materials
    and light sources.
  • Emphasizes physical concepts over
    extensive mathematical derivations.
  • Chapters with summaries, detailed
    index and fully searchable CD-ROM
    guarantee quick access to data.
  • Delivers a wealth of up-to-date


Lasers Optical Materials Optics dgao 2007

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Träger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of KasselKasselGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-95579-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-30420-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8692
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8706
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