High-Power Optics: Lasers and Applications by Victor V. ApollonovHigh-Power Optics: Lasers and Applications by Victor V. Apollonov

High-Power Optics: Lasers and Applications

byVictor V. Apollonov

Hardcover | December 5, 2014

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This book covers the basics, realization and materials for high power laser systems and high power radiation interaction with matter. The physical and technical fundamentals of high intensity laser optics and adaptive optics and the related physical processes in high intensity laser systems are explained. A main question discussed is: What is power optics? In what way is it different from ordinary optics widely used in cameras, motion-picture projectors, i.e., for everyday use? An undesirable consequence of the thermal deformation of optical elements and surfaces was discovered during studies of the interaction with powerful incident laser radiation. The requirements to the fabrication, performance and quality of optical elements employed within systems for most practical applications are also covered. The high-power laser performance is generally governed by the following: (i) the absorption of incident optical radiation (governed primarily by various absorption mechanisms), (ii) followed by a temperature increase and response governed primarily by thermal properties and (iii) the thermo-optical and thermo-mechanical response of distortion, stress, fracture, etc. All this needs to be understood to design efficient, compact, reliable and useful high power systems for many applications under a variety of operating conditions, pulsed, continuous wave and burst mode of varying duty cycles. The book gives an overview of an important spectrum of related topics like laser resonator configurations, intermetallic optical coatings, heat carriers for high power optics, cellular materials, high-repetition-rate lasers and mono-module disk lasers for high power optics.

Apollonov V.V. is the leading specialist in the area of basic principles of creation and development of high power laser systems and high power radiation interaction with a matter. He has made an outstanding input into creation and development of new branches of science - physical and technical fundamentals of high intensity laser opti...
Title:High-Power Optics: Lasers and ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:275 pagesPublished:December 5, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319107526

ISBN - 13:9783319107523

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Table of Contents

Static EHPO based on monolithic materials.- Static EHPO based on porous structures.- Adaptive EHPO and optical system.- Algorithms of optical surface form synthesis.- Synthesis of laser resonator configurations as inversed task in optics.- Beam divider on the base of phase grating.- Optical coatings on the base of intermetallic combinations.- Comparison of heat carriers for high power optics.- Liquid metals as a heat carriers for EHPO.- EHPO on the base of high porosity cellular materials.- Big size EHPO for space.- HPO and its new manifestations.- High-repetition-rate lasers and new challenges.- Mono-module disk laser and new problems for high power optics.- Conclusions.

Editorial Reviews

"This book covers advanced theory of opticalabsorption, the response of optical elements used in high-power laser systemsto radiation, and the interaction of high-power radiation with matter. . It isintended for the specialist in high-power laser optics and would be of interestmainly to those who design high-power laser optics and to researchersinterested in new applications of high-power high-rep-rate laser systems."(IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, September-October, 2015)