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.Read more
- 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
Reviews & endorsements
'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
23rd Jul 2019 by TimKlostermann
Nice book. Very good explanations of the physics. But could not find the supplement online.
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- 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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