A tutorial introduction to the field of dye lasers, Dye Laser Principles also serves as an up-to-date overview for those using dye lasers as research and industrial tools. A number of the issues discussed in this book are pertinent not only to dye lasers but also to lasers in general. Most of the chapters in the book contain problem sets that expand on the material covered in the chapter. Dye lasers are among the most versatile and successful laser sources currently available in use Offering both pulsed and continuous-wave operation and tunable from the near ultraviolet to the near infrared, these lasers are used in such diverse areas as: industrial applications, medical applications, military applications, large-scale laser isotope separation, fundamental physics, spectroscopic techniques, laser radar
The third edition of this established classic text reference builds upon the strengths of its very popular predecessors. Organized as a broadly useful textbook Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy, 3rd edition maintains its emphasis on basics, while updating the examples to include recent results from the scientific literature. The third edition includes new chapters on single molecule detection, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, novel probes and radiative decay engineering. Includes a link to Springer Extras to download files reproducing all book artwork, for easy use in lecture slides. This is an essential volume for students, researchers, and industry professionals in biophysics, biochemistry, biotechnology, bioengineering, biology and medicine.
Combined with Volumes 29A and 29B, this volume is a comprehensive treatment of the key experimental methods of atomic, molecular, and optical physics, as well as an excellent experimental handbook for the field. Thewide availability of tunable lasers in the past several years has revolutionized the field and lead to the introduction of many new experimental methods that are covered in these volumes. Traditional methods are also included to ensure that the volumes will be a complete reference source for the field.
This book is motivated by the very favorable reception given to the previous editions as well as by the considerable range of new developments in the laser field since the publication of the third edition in 1989. These new developments include, among others, quantum-well and muitiple-quantum-welliasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, new concepts for both stable and unstable resonators, femtosecond lasers, ultra-high-brightness lasers, etc. This edition thus represents a radically revised version of the preceding edition, amounting essentially to a new book in its own right. However, the basic aim has remained the same, namely to provide a broad and unified description of laser behavior at the simplest level which is compatible with a correct physical understanding. The book is therefore intended as a textbook for a senior-level or first-year graduate course and/or as a reference book. The most relevant additions or changes to this edition can be summarized as follows: 1. A much-more detailed description of Amplified Spontaneous Emission has been given (Chapter 2) and a novel simplified treatment of this phenomenon, both for homogeneous and inhomogeneous lines, has been introduced (Appendix C). 2. A major fraction of a new chapter (Chapter 3) is dedicated to the interaction of radiation with semiconductor media, either in a bulk form or in a quantum-confined structure (quantum-well, quantum-wire and quantum dot). 3.
This Book On Lasers Is The Culmination Of Several Years Of Relentless Personal Research, Exhaustive Literature Survey, Critical Analysis Of All The Facets Of The Subject And Interactions With The Subject Experts And Students In India And Abroad, By The Author.This Book Has Been Very Systematically Structured And Organised. The Subject Has Been Divided Into Three Parts. Part A Deals With All The Established Principles And Theories Of Laser Science Prefixed With A Journey Through The Relevant Areas Of Optics And Modern Physics. Part B Presents A Galaxy Of All The Available Laser Schemes Of The Day, With A Peep Into The Future. Part C Deals With The Myriads Of Applications Of This 'Wonder Beam' In Every Walk Of Life.While Giving An Exhaustive Account About Lasers, The Book Also Covers All The, Relevant Aspects Of Related Subjects Such As Fibre Optics, Holography, Laser Safety Etc. Apart From The Excellent Presentation Of The Topics, As They Unfold, This Book Contains A Rich Fund Of Worked Out Examples And Student Exercises, With Answers.The Language Is Simple And Reader-Friendly, The Treatise Logical, And Even The Intricate Mathematical Derivations And Clear And Lucid. This Book Is Meant To Be A Very Valuable Guide To Students At Graduate And Postgraduate Levels And To Those Working Or Intending To Work In The Field Of Lasers, To Add To What They Already Know. This Is Perhaps The Only Book, At Present, On Lasers By An Indian Author With Such A Vast Coverage Of The Subject Itself And The Associated Disciplines.
High-power dye lasers provide a versatile tool in many scientific, industrial and medical applications. This book offers an up-to-date and practical guide to the physics and technology of these lasers for all those designing, building and using such systems. Individual topics include dispersive resonators, signal amplification, and dye laser pumping by excimer lasers, copper-vapor lasers and flashlamps.
Many laser applications depend on the ability of a particular laser to be frequency tunable. Among the many different types of frequency tunable lasers are: dye lasers, excimer lasers, and semiconductor lasers. Thisbook gives active researchers and engineers the practical information they need to choose an appropriate tunable laser for their particular applications. Presents a unified and integrated perspective on tunable lasers Includes sources spanning the electromagnetic spectrum from the UV to the FIR Contains 182 figures and 68 tables Provides coverage of optical parametric oscillators and tunable gas, liquid, solid state, and semiconductor lasers
Tunability has added an important dimension to a variety of laser devices and led to new systems and applications. From laser spectroscopy to Bose-Einstein condensation, the one nexus is the tunable laser. Incorporating nine new chapters since the first edition, Tunable Laser Applications, Second Edition reflects the significant developments
This comprehensive handbook gives a fully updated guide to lasers and laser systems, including the complete range of their technical applications. The first volume outlines the fundamental components of lasers, their properties and working principles. The second volume gives exhaustive coverage of all major categories of lasers, from solid-state and semiconductor diode to fiber, waveguide, gas, chemical, and dye lasers. The third volume covers modern applications in engineering and technology, including all new and updated case studies spanning telecommunications and data storage to medicine, optical measurement, defense and security, nanomaterials processing and characterization.
VI spectrum of potential applications is outlined by T. W. HANSCH, who also touches briefly on the exciting field of laser spectroscopy, a most important application to which a forthcoming volume is devoted. The treatment, being tutorial in nature, is suitable both for graduate students and for scientists working in the dye-laser field or applying a dye laser in another research discipline. The book will also prove to be an indispensable and handy source of information for the specialist. The literature is reviewed up to spring 1973, and the list of additional references (which cites the titles of articles) extends to summer 1973. This is proof of an amazingly short publication period for a 300-page book. Heidelberg, October 1973 HELMUT K. V. LOTSCH Contents 1. Principles of Dye Laser Operation. By FRITZ P. SCHAFER (with 53 Figures) Historical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Organization of the Book . . . . . . . . . 5 1. 1. General Properties of Organic Compounds 6 1. 2. Light Absorption by Organic Dyes 9 1. 3. Deactivation Pathways for Excited Molecules 28 1. 4. Laser-Pumped Dye Lasers . . . . . . 32 1. 4. 1. Oscillation Condition . . . . . 32 1. 4. 2. Practical Pumping Arrangements 37 1. 4. 3. Time Behavior and Spectra 44 1. 5. Flashlamp-Pumped Dye Lasers 54 1. 5. 1. Triplet Influence . . . . 54 1. 5. 2. Practical Pumping Arrangements 60 1. 5. 3. Time Behavior and Spectra 64 1. 6. Wavelength-Selective Resonators for Dye Lasers 66 1. 7. Dye-Laser Amplifiers 79 1. 8. Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 2. Continuous-Wave Dye Lasers. By B. B.
The invention of the laser was one of the towering achievements of the twentieth century. At the opening of the twenty-first century we are witnessing the burgeoning of the myriad technical innovations to which that invention has led. The Handbook of Laser Technology and Applications is a practical and long-lasting reference source for scientists and engineers who work with lasers. The Handbook provides, a comprehensive guide to the current status of lasers and laser systems; it is accessible to science or engineering graduates needing no more than standard undergraduate knowledge of optics. Whilst being a self-contained reference work, the Handbook provides extensive references to contemporary work, and is a basis for studying the professional journal literature on the subject. It covers applications through detailed case studies, and is therefore well suited to readers who wish to use it to solve specific problems of their own. The first of the three volumes comprises an introduction to the basic scientific principles of lasers, laser beams and non-linear optics. The second volume describes the mechanisms and operating characteristics of specific types of laser including crystalline solid - state lasers, semiconductor diode lasers, fibre lasers, gas lasers, chemical lasers, dye lasers and many others as well as detailing the optical and electronic components which tailor the laser's performance and beam delivery systems. The third volume is devoted to case studies of applications in a wide range of subjects including materials processing, optical measurement techniques, medicine, telecommunications, data storage, spectroscopy, earth sciences and astronomy, and plasma fusion research. This vast compendium of knowledge on laser science and technology is the work of over 130 international experts, many of whom are recognised as the world leaders in their respective fields. Whether the reader is engaged in the science, technology, industrial or medical applications of lasers or is researching the subject as a manager or investor in technical enterprises they cannot fail to be informed and enlightened by the wide range of information the Handbook supplies.