Advances in Lasers and Applications opens with tutorial reviews of the underpinning science of diode pumped lasers, optical parametric oscillators, and ultrafast pulse generation. The book proceeds to the more specialized areas of waveguide lasers, ultrafast parametric amplification, visible solid-state lasers, materials, and diode pumps. The final sections present the applications of these sources to medicine, remote sensing and ranging, materials processing, and the widening set of applications for ultrashort pulses.
LASER SOURCES A review of diode-pumped lasers D. Hanna and W.A. Clarkson Visible cw solid-state lasers G. Huber Fiber and waveguide lasers A. Tropper Optical parametric oscillators (OPO) M.H. Dunn and M. Ebrahimzadeh Physics of ultrashort pulse generation U. Keller MATERIALS Materials for lasers and nonlinear optics W.F. Krupke Periodically poled materials for nonlinear optics L.E. Myers APPLICATIONS Medical lasers: fundamentals and applications R.M. Verdaasdonk Solid state lasers and nonlinear optics for LIDAR P.F. Moulton Challenges for new laser sources in the interferometric gravitational wave detectors S. Rowan and J. Hough Lasers in material processing P. Loosen Applications of ultrashort pulse lasers W. Sibbett and W.H. Knox