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Ceramic Lasers

Ceramic Lasers

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  • Date Published: May 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521114080

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  • Until recently, ceramic materials were considered unsuitable for optics due to the numerous scattering sources, such as grain boundaries and residual pores. However, in the 1990s the technology to generate a coherent beam from ceramic materials was developed, and a highly efficient laser oscillation was realized. In the future, the technology derived from the development of the ceramic laser could be used to develop new functional passive and active optics. Co-authored by one of the pioneers of this field, the book describes the fabrication technology and theoretical characterization of ceramic material properties. It describes novel types of solid lasers and other optics using ceramic materials to demonstrate the application of ceramic gain media in the generation of coherent beams and light amplification. This is an invaluable guide for physicists, materials scientists and engineers working on laser ceramics.

    • Co-authored by one of the pioneers of highly efficient ceramic lasers
    • Describes the fabrication technology whilst avoiding complicated mathematical formulae
    • Covers novel types of solid lasers and other optics using ceramic materials to demonstrate the applications of ceramic gain media
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    'This book is an excellent introduction to the science and technology of ceramic lasers. [It] is deeply insightful and authored by some of the pioneers in the area. I am sure that it will become a standard reference in the field.' Saunak Palit, Optics and Photonics News

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521114080
    • length: 455 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • contains: 245 b/w illus. 20 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Solid-state laser processes and active materials
    3. Fabrication techniques for laser materials
    4. Experimental techniques (powder characteristics and synthesis of optical grade ceramics, effects of sintering aids, etc.)
    5. Synthesis of the doped polycrystalline cubic sesquioxide ceramics
    6. Synthesis of Re (Nd) heavily doped YAG ceramics
    7. Optical scattering center in polycrystalline ceramics
    8. Advanced technology in ceramic (composite, fiber, single crystal by sintering method, etc.)
    9. Current R&D status of ceramic lasers world wide
    10. Conclusions and future in ceramic technology
    11. Mechanical and thermal properties of the laser ceramics
    12. High-resolution optical spectroscopy and emission decay of doped ceramics
    13. Emission processes in doped ceramics
    14. Ceramic photonic materials
    15. Laser emission of ceramic materials
    Index.

  • Authors

    Akio Ikesue, World-Lab. Co. Ltd.
    Akio Ikesue is the President of World-Lab. Co., Ltd. He is also an executive scientist at SCHOTT AG, Germany, and an invited professor at ENSCP (École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris).

    Yan Lin Aung, World-Lab. Co. Ltd.
    Yan Lin Aung is a researcher at World-Lab. Co., Ltd. His research focuses on opto-ceramics.

    Voicu Lupei, National Institute of Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
    Voicu Lupei, member of the Romanian Academy, is a Professor at the National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics in Bucharest, Romania. His research interests are in photonic materials, quantum electronics processes in doped laser materials, and applications of solid-state lasers.

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