Tunable Laser Applications, Second Edition
CRC Press, Aug 26, 2008 - Science - 480 pages
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 in tunable lasers that have taken place over the past decade. Internationally recognized experts describe the physics and architecture of widely applied tunable laser sources, emphasizing biomedical applications of fiber lasers and ultrashort pulsed lasers, as well as laser isotope separation and cancer photodynamic therapy.
The Second Edition covers:
Outlining applications in biology and medicine, this second edition offers a much-needed account of the most promising tunable laser applications.
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Spectroscopic Applications of Tunable Optical Parametric Oscillators
Chapter 3 SolidState Dye Lasers
Chapter 4 Tunable Lasers Based on DyeDoped Polymer Gain Media Incorporating Homogeneous Distributions of Functional Nanoparticles
Chapter 5 Broadly Tunable ExternalCavity Semiconductor Lasers
Chapter 6 Tunable Fiber Lasers
Chapter 7 Fiber Laser Overview and Medical Applications
Chapter 8 Medical Applications of Dye Lasers
Medical and Nonmedical Applications
Chapter 11 Lithium Spectroscopy Using Tunable Diode Lasers
Chapter 12 Interferometric Imaging
Laser Optics and Scientific Applications
Chapter 14 Coherent Electrically Excited Organic Semiconductors
Chapter 15 Appendix on Optical Quantities and Conversions of Units
Chapter 9 Biological Microscopy with Ultrashort Laser Pulses