Essentials of Lasers - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080133201, 9781483158945

Essentials of Lasers

1st Edition

The Commonwealth and International Library: Selected Readings in Physics

Authors: L. Allen
Editors: D. Ter Haar
eBook ISBN: 9781483158945
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 244
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Essentials of Lasers outlines the essential principles upon which laser action depends. This book is organized into two parts encompassing 18 chapters that specifically discuss the basic theory of lasers and resonator theory.

The first part deals with the principles and application of several types of lasers, including crystalline solid, gas, and semiconductor lasers. The second part describes first the features and uses of infrared and optical lasers. These topics are followed by reviews of the different components of lasers, such as amplifier and interferometer. Considerable chapters in this part contain experiments concerning the fluorescent relaxation processes and infrared emission from trivalent uranium. The remaining chapters deal with the coherent light emission from GaAs junctions and the burning hole effects in He-Ne optical laser.

This book will prove useful to laser scientists, physicists, and researchers.

Table of Contents


Part I

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Laser

Chapter 2 The Theory of Lasers

Chapter 3 Crystalline Solid Lasers

Chapter 4 Gas Lasers

Chapter 5 Semiconductor Lasers

Chapter 6 A More Complex View of the Laser


Part II Reprinted Papers

1. Infrared and Optical Masers

2. Molecular Amplifier and Generator for Submillimeter Waves

3. Resonant Modes in a Maser Interferometer

4. Optical and Microwave-Optical Experiments in Ruby

5 Stimulated Optical Radiation in Ruby

6. Stimulated Infrared Emission from Trivalent Uranium

7. Stimulated Optical Emission in Fluorescent Solids. Theoretical Considerations

8. Possibility of Production of Negative Temperature in Gas Discharges

9. Population Inversion and Continuous Optical Maser Oscillation in a Gas Discharge Containing a He-Ne Mixture

10. Laser Conditions in Semiconductors

11. Coherent Light Emission from GaAs Junctions

12. Hole Burning Effects in a He-Ne Optical Maser



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L. Allen

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D. Ter Haar

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