6th rev. and updated ed. - New York : Springer, c2006.
xvi, 747 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -741) and index.
Energy Transfer between Radiation and Atomic Transitions.- Properties of Solid-State Laser Materials.- Laser Oscillator.- Laser Amplifier.- Optical Resonator.- Optical Pump Systems.- Thermal Optic Effects.- Q-Switching.- Mode-locking.- Nonlinear Devices.- Damage of Optical Elements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Written from an industrial perspective, "Solid-State Laser Engineering" discusses in detail the characteristics, design, construction, and performance of solid-state lasers. Emphasis is placed on engineering and practical considerations; phenomenological aspects using models are preferred to abstract mathematical derivations. Since its first edition almost 30 years ago, this book has become the standard in the field of solid-state lasers for scientists, engineers and graduate students. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to account for recent developments in the areas of diode-laser pumping, laser materials and nonlinear crystals. Completely new sections have been added dealing with frequency control, the theory of mode-locking, femto second lasers, high efficiency harmonic generation, passive and acousto-optic Q-switching, semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM) and peridically poled nonlinear crystals. (source: Nielsen Book Data)