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Principles of Lasers and Optics

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  • Date Published: June 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521645355

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  • This book describes the fundamental principles of the laser and the propagation of laser radiation in bulk and guided wave components. All solid state, gas, and semiconductor lasers are analyzed as macroscopic devices with susceptibility originating from quantum mechanical interactions. Additional analysis of the unique properties of coherent laser light in optical components is derived from fundamental principles.

    • This interesting approach enables the understanding of all lasers from a common point of view
    • Contains many techniques neglected by other books in the field
    • All analyses are presented in depth to emphasize the fundamentals
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    "Targeted to first-year graduates in physics and electrical engineering, it also may serve as a reference on mathematical and analytical methods used to understand optoelectronic applications." Photonics Spectra

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521645355
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • contains: 60 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Scalar wave equations and diffraction of laser radiation
    2. Gaussian modes in optical laser cavities and Gaussian beam optics
    3. Guided wave modes and their propagation
    4. Guided wave interactions and photonic devices
    5. Macroscopic properties of materials from stimulated emission and absorption
    6. Solid state and gas laser amplifier and oscillator
    7. Semiconductor lasers

  • Author

    William S. C. Chang, University of California, San Diego

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