Tunable Laser Applications, Second Edition

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F.J. Duarte
CRC Press, Aug 26, 2008 - Science - 480 pages
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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:

  • Advances in optical parametric oscillators
  • Developments in tunable semiconductor lasers
  • Solid-state dye lasers
  • Laser isotope separation using diode lasers
  • Medical applications of table-top coherent X-rays

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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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Spectroscopic Applications of Tunable Optical Parametric Oscillators
15
Chapter 3 SolidState Dye Lasers
97
Chapter 4 Tunable Lasers Based on DyeDoped Polymer Gain Media Incorporating Homogeneous Distributions of Functional Nanoparticles
121
Chapter 5 Broadly Tunable ExternalCavity Semiconductor Lasers
143
Chapter 6 Tunable Fiber Lasers
179
Chapter 7 Fiber Laser Overview and Medical Applications
197
Chapter 8 Medical Applications of Dye Lasers
227
Medical and Nonmedical Applications
281
Chapter 11 Lithium Spectroscopy Using Tunable Diode Lasers
311
Chapter 12 Interferometric Imaging
341
Laser Optics and Scientific Applications
375
Chapter 14 Coherent Electrically Excited Organic Semiconductors
389
Chapter 15 Appendix on Optical Quantities and Conversions of Units
405
Index
409
Back cover
447

Chapter 9 Biological Microscopy with Ultrashort Laser Pulses
245

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