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020    9780819478269|q(electronic) 
020    |z0819469610 (print) 
020    |z9780819469618 (print) 
024 7  10.1117/3.767474 
035    (OCoLC)435912051 
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082 04 621.36/6|222 
100 1  Paschotta, Rüdiger. 
245 10 Field guide to lasers|h[electronic resource] /|cRüdiger 
       Paschotta. 
246 30 Lasers. 
260    Bellingham, Wash. (1000 20th St. Bellingham WA 98225-6705 
       USA) :|bSPIE,|c2008. 
300    1 online resource (xii, 139 p. : ill.) :|bdigital file. 
490 1  SPIE field guides ;|vv. FG12 
500    "SPIE digital library." 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 134) and index. 
505 0  Glossary of symbols -- Basic principles of lasers -- 
       Principle of a laser -- Spontaneous and stimulated 
       emission -- Optical pumping : three- and four-level 
       systems -- Cross sections and level lifetimes -- 
       Transition bandwidths -- Calculating laser gain -- Gain 
       saturation -- Homogeneous vs. inhomogeneous saturation -- 
       Spatial hole burning -- Threshold and slope efficiency -- 
       Power efficiency -- Amplified spontaneous emission -- 
       Characteristics of laser light -- Laser beams -- Temporal 
       coherence of laser radiation -- Spatial coherence -- 
       Gaussian beams -- Laser beam quality -- Brightness or 
       radiance of laser beams -- Optical resonators -- Basic 
       structure of an optical resonator -- Resonator modes -- 
       Resonance frequencies -- Bandwidth and finesse of a 
       resonator -- Stability zones of a resonator -- Unstable 
       resonators -- Resonator design -- Waveguides -- Principle 
       of waveguiding -- Waveguide modes -- Optical fibers -- 
       Planar and channel waveguides -- Semiconductor lasers -- 
       Light amplification in semiconductors -- Low-power edge-
       emitting laser diodes -- External-cavity diode lasers -- 
       Broad-area laser diodes -- Diode bars -- Diode stacks -- 
       Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers -- Vertical-
       external-cavity surface-emitting lasers. 
505 0  Fiber-coupled diode lasers -- Properties of diode lasers -
       - Quantum cascade lasers -- Solid-state bulk lasers -- 
       Rare-earth-doped gain media -- Transition-metal-doped gain
       media -- Properties of host crystals -- Effective cross 
       sections -- Phonon effects in solid-State gain media -- 
       Quasi-three-level laser transitions -- Lamp pumping vs. 
       diode pumping -- Side pumping vs. end pumping -- Linear 
       vs. ring laser resonators -- Thermal effects in laser 
       crystals and glasses -- Rod lasers -- Slab lasers -- Thin-
       disk lasers -- Monolithic lasers and microchip lasers -- 
       Composite laser gain media -- Cryogenic lasers -- Beam 
       quality of solid-state lasers -- Properties of solid-state
       bulk lasers -- Fiber and waveguide lasers -- Rare-earth-
       doped fibers -- Types of fiber laser resonators -- DBR and
       DFB fiber lasers -- Double-clad high-power fiber devices -
       - Polarization issues -- Other waveguide lasers -- 
       Upconversion fiber lasers -- Properties of fiber lasers --
       Dye lasers -- Properties of dye lasers -- Gas lasers -- 
       Helium-neon lasers -- Argon-ion lasers -- Properties of 
       ion lasers -- Carbon-dioxide lasers -- Properties of 
       carbon-dioxide lasers -- Excimer lasers -- Properties of 
       excimer lasers -- Other types of lasers. 
505 0  Raman lasers -- Free-electron lasers -- Chemically and 
       nuclear pumped lasers -- Narrow-linewidth operation -- 
       Single-mode vs. multimode operation -- Intracavity etalons
       and other filters -- Examples of single-frequency lasers -
       - Injection locking -- Tunable lasers -- Principles of 
       wavelength tuning -- Tunable diode lasers -- Tunable solid
       -state bulk and fiber lasers -- Other tunable laser 
       sources -- Q switching -- Active vs. passive Q switching -
       - Gain switching -- Mode locking -- Active mode locking --
       Passive mode locking -- Examples of mode-locked solid-
       state lasers -- Cavity dumping -- Nonlinear frequency 
       conversion -- Frequency doubling -- Sum and difference 
       frequency generation -- Frequency tripling and quadrupling
       -- Optical parametric oscillators -- Laser noise -- Forms 
       and origins of laser noise -- Relaxation oscillations and 
       spiking -- Noise specifications -- Schawlow-Townes 
       linewidth -- Laser stabilization -- Laser safety -- 
       Overview on laser hazards -- Safe working practices -- 
       Common challenges for laser safety -- Design and 
       development -- Designing a laser -- Laser modeling -- The 
       development process -- Power scaling -- Equation summary -
       - Bibliography -- Index. 
506    Restricted to subscribers or individual electronic text 
       purchasers. 
520    This Guide provides an overview on the essential types of 
       lasers and their key properties, as well as an 
       introduction into the most important physical and 
       technological aspects of lasers. Apart from describing the
       basic principles (such as stimulated emission and the 
       properties of optical resonators), this Guide discusses 
       the numerous important properties of laser crystals, the 
       impact of thermal effects on laser performance, methods of
       wavelength tuning and pulse generation, and laser noise. 
       Practitioners will also gain valuable insight from remarks
       on laser safety and obtain new ideas about how to make the
       laser development process more efficient. 
530    Also available in print version. 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
538    System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. 
650  0 Lasers. 
710 2  Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers. 
776 1  |c(Original)|z0819469610|w(DLC)  2007031117 
830  0 SPIE field guides ;|vFG12. 
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