Essentials of Lasers

Essentials of Lasers

The Commonwealth and International Library: Selected Readings in Physics

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Author: L. Allen
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158945

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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

  • Preface

    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158945

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L. Allen

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