Field Guide to Laser Pulse Generation (SPIE Vol. FG14) (Field Guide) (Field Guide) (Field Guide) (Spie Field Guides)

Author: Rudiger Paschotta
Publisher: SPIE Publications
Keywords: field, guide, spie, guides, vol, fg14, generation, laser, pulse
Number of Pages: 132
Published: 2008-10-30
List price: $37.00
ISBN-10: 0819472484
ISBN-13: 9780819472489

Book Description:

This Guide provides the essential information on laser pulse generation, including Q switching, gain switching, mode locking, and the amplification of ultrashort pulses to high energies. Pulse characterization is also covered, along with the physical aspects and various technical limitations.

It is important to note that laser pulses span an enormously large parameter space in terms of pulse duration, pulse energy, and wavelength. This is possible only with a wide range of techniques, the most common of which are discussed in this Field Guide.

This Guide is designed for industry practitioners, researchers, users of pulsed and ultrafast laser systems, and anyone wanting to learn more about the potential of different pulse generation methods.

Contents

- Glossary of Symbols

- Introduction to Optical Pulses

- Q Switching

- Gain Switching

- Mode Locking

- Amplification of Ultrashort Pulses

- Pulse Characterization

- Bibliography

- Index


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