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Compact Blue-Green Lasers

Compact Blue-Green Lasers


  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521521031
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  • William Risk, Timothy Gosnell and Arto Nurmikko have brought together their diverse expertise from industry and academia to write the first fully comprehensive book on the generation and application of blue-green lasers. This volume describes the theory and practical implementation of three techniques for the generation of blue-green light: nonlinear frequency conversion of infrared lasers, upconversion lasers, and wide bandgap semiconductor diode lasers. In addition, it looks at the various applications that have driven the development of compact sources of blue-green light, and reflects on the recent application of these lasers in high-density data storage, color displays, reprographics, and biomedical technology. Compact Blue-Green Lasers is suitable for graduate-level courses or as a reference for academics and professionals in optics, applied physics, and electrical engineering.

    • First comprehensive, unified treatment of compact blue-green lasers
    • Emphasis on applications of blue-green light as well as methods of generation
    • Includes up-to-date surveys of the field and conveniently tabulated reference material
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    'This book will be invaluable for anyone setting out in laser research, or for established researchers whose work involves the use of solid-state lasers operating in the visible spectrum.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

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    23rd Jul 2019 by TimKlostermann

    Nice book. Very good explanations of the physics. But could not find the supplement online.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521521031
    • length: 552 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.14kg
    • contains: 250 b/w illus. 15 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The need for compact blue-green lasers
    Part I. Blue-green Lasers Based on Nonlinear Frequency Conversion:
    2. Fundamentals of nonlinear frequency upconversion
    3. Single-pass second-harmonic generation and sum-frequency mixing
    4. Resonator-enhanced second-harmonic generation
    5. Intracavity second-harmonic and sum-frequency generation
    6. Guided-wave second-harmonic generation
    Part II. Upconversion Lasers: Physics and Devices:
    7. Essentials of upconversion laser physics
    8. Upconversion lasers
    Part III. Blue-green Semiconductor Lasers:
    9. Introduction to blue-green semiconductor lasers
    10. Device design, performance, and physics of optical gain of the InGaN quantum well violet diode lasers
    11. Prospects and properties for vertical cavity blue light emitters
    12. Concluding remarks

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    W. P. Risk, IBM Almaden Research Center, New York

    T. R. Gosnell, Los Alamos National Laboratory

    A. V. Nurmikko, Brown University, Rhode Island

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