Laser physics /

Although the basic principles of lasers have remained unchanged in the past 20 years, there has been a shift in the kinds of lasers generating interest. Providing a comprehensive introduction to the operating principles and applications of lasers, this edition reveals the latest developments and app...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Milonni, Peter W.
Other Authors: Eberly, J. H., 1935-
Format: eBook
Published: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2010.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction to laser operation
  • Atoms, molecules, and solids
  • Absorption, emission and dispersion of light
  • Laser oscillation : gain and threshold
  • Laser oscillation : power and frequency
  • Multimode and pulsed lasing
  • Laser resonators and gaussian beams
  • Propagation of laser radiation
  • Coherent resonance and pulse propagation
  • Introduction to nonlinear optics
  • Some specific lasers and amplifiers
  • Radial gain variation in he-ne laser tubes
  • Photons
  • Coherence
  • Some applications of lasers
  • Diode lasers and optical communications
  • Problems.