Handbook of Solid-State Lasers, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857097504
  • ISBN-13: 9780857097507
  • DDC: 621.3661
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 688 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Solid-state lasers which offer desirable qualities, including enhanced reliability, robustness, efficiency and wavelength diversity, are indispensable for many applications. The Handbook of Solid-State Lasers reviews key materials, processes and applications of solid-state lasers across a wide range of fields. Part One reviews solid-state laser materials. Fluoride laser crystals, oxide laser ceramics, crystals and fluoride laser ceramics doped by rare earth and transition metal ions are discussed as well as neodymium, erbium and ytterbium laser glasses, and nonlinear crystals for solid-state lasers. Part Two explores solid-state laser systems and their applications, beginning with a discussion of the principles, powering and operation regimes for solid-state lasers. The use of neodymium-doped materials is considered, followed by system sizing issues with diode-pumped quasi-three level materials, erbium glass lasers, and microchip, fiber, Raman and cryogenic lasers. Laser mid-infrared systems, laser induced breakdown spectroscope and the clinical applications of surgical solid-state lasers are also explored. The use of solid-state lasers in defense programs is then reviewed, and the book concludes by presenting some environmental applications of solid-state lasers. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, the Handbook of solid-state lasers is an authoritative guide for all those involved in the design and application of this technology, including laser and materials scientists and engineers, medical and military professionals, environmental researchers, and academics working in this field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials.
1: Part I: Solid-State Laser Materials.
2: Oxide Laser Crystals Doped with Rare Earth and Transition Metal Ions.
3: Fluoride Laser Crystals.
4: Oxide Laser Ceramics.
5: Fluoride Laser Ceramics.
6: Neodymium, Erbium and Ytterbium Laser Glasses.
7: Nonlinear Crystals for Solid-State Lasers.
8: Part II: Solid-State Laser Systems and Their Applications.
9: Principles of Solid-State Lasers.
10: Powering Solid-State Lasers.
11: Operation Regimes for Solid-State Lasers.
12: Neodymium-Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Nd:YAG) and Neodymium-Doped Yttrium Orthovanadate (Nd:YVO4).
13: System Sizing Issues with Diode-Pumped Quasi-Three-Level Materials.
14: Neodymium Doped Lithium Yttrium Fluoride (Nd:YLiF4) Lasers.
15: Erbium (Er) Glass Lasers.
16: Microchip Lasers.
17: Fiber Lasers.
18: Mid-Infrared Optical Parametric Oscillators.
19: Raman Lasers.
20: Cryogenic Lasers.
21: Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS).
22: Surgical Solid-State Lasers and Their Clinical Applications.
23: Solid-State Lasers (SSL) in Defense Programs.
24: Environmental Applications of Solid-State Lasers.