Optical Resonators - Science and Engineering by R. KossowskyOptical Resonators - Science and Engineering by R. Kossowsky

Optical Resonators - Science and Engineering

EditorR. Kossowsky, Miroslav Jelinek, Josef Novák

Paperback | December 7, 2010

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The spatial beam structure that is formed in the laser cavity together with the active element constitute the most critical laser elements. The engineering devices, such as excitation systems, lasing gas circulation systems, etc., are usually at the top of the agenda of scientific meetings: the divergence problem has never previously been discussed by a broad community of experts. The conversion of scientific and technological experience accumulated during the development of high power military laser, where efficiency was not necessarily the major driving force, into commercially viable industrial lasers will require attention to be focused on the general problems of beam divergence. The present book presents a dialogue between specialists in resonator cavity design from NATO and Cooperating Partner countries. The book is divided into four parts: Theory, in which fundamental questions of resonator physics and optical design are addressed; Theoretical and Practical Problems; The Design of Optical Elements; and The Optimization of Designs.
Title:Optical Resonators - Science and EngineeringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:515 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.68 inPublished:December 7, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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Preface. Part I: Physics and Theory. Theory of Laser Resonators and of the Beam Divergence; Yu.A. Anan'ev. Laser Resonator Theory; S.G. Anikitchev. Nonorthogonal Optical Modes and Resonators; A.E. Siegman. Influence of Intra-Cavity Distortions on Output of Unstable Resonators; I.B. Orlova. Optical Resonators with Dielectric Body; K.A. Prokhorov, D.G. Afonin. Thermal Lensing in Kerr-Lens Modelocked Solid-State Lasers; M. Mehendale, W. A. Schroeder. Part II: Phase Conjugation. Phase Conjugation Techniques; H.J. Eichler, et al. Phase Conjugation of CO2 Laser Radiation and its Applications; V.E. Sherstobitov. Conjugated Cavity with the Wide Field of Vision; A.F. Kornev, et al. Part III: Optics. Beam Quality and Efficiency of Annular Gain Lasers; N. Hodgson. Unstable Resonators for Semiconductor Lasers; G.C. Dente, M.L. Tilton. Chemical Lasers with Annular Gain Media; R.C. Wade. Beam Quality Control of an Iodine Laser with SBS; A.F. Shkapa, et al. Flattened Gaussian Beams with Rectangular Symmetry; S.-A. Amarande. Beam Divergency Studies on a Long Pulse XeCl Excimer Laser; R.M. Hofstra, et al. Optical Resonators for a Slab-Waveguide Laser; E.F. Plinski, et al. Investigations of Open Resonators with Diffraction Coupling; D.G. Afonin, et al. Enhancement of Small-Scale Optical Nonuniformities in Active Medium of High-Power CW FAF CO2 Laser; M.J. Galushkin, et al. Synthesis of Interferograms by Lateral Shear To Measure Wave Front from a Light Beam; V.N. Shekhtman. Part IV: Optimization of Design. Resonators for Lasers Used in Precision Technological Operations; S.A. Dimakov. Resonator Design Considerations for Efficient Operation of Solid-State Lasers End-Pumped By High-Power Diod-Bars; W.A. Clarkson, D.C. Hanna. Heterogeneity Structure of Active Medium Refraction for Three-Dimensional Pre-Mixing and Mixing Nozzle Banks of Gas Dynamic Laser; P.Y. Baskaev, et al. Optimized Resonators for High Energy Long-Pulse Nd:YAG Laser; T. Dascalu, et al. High Power Diffraction Limited Solid-State Lasers with Stable Resonators; V. Magni, M. Zavelani-Rossi. Highly Efficient High-Average Power Nd:YAG Laser With a Passive Q-Switch; A. Lucianeti, et al. Planar Waveguide Lasers of Ti:Sapphire and Nd:YAG (YAP) Grown by LPD; M. Jelinek, et al. Problems of CW Chemical Lasers Scaling; A.S. Bashkin, et al. Creation of Channels into Ti:Sapphire Waveguiding Layers; J. Lancok, et al. Properties of the Cavities for Compact Slab Gas Lasers; A.A. Kuznetsov, M.Z. Novgorodov. Nd:YAG Laser Resonators Using External Stimulated Brillouin Scattering Q-Switching Mirror; A. Mocofanescu, V. Babin. The Construction of Laser Gyroscope; V.E. Zharov, et al. Part V: Late Submission. SBS Properties of High-Pressure Xenon at a Density of 0.3-1g/cm3; L. Zykov, et al. Index. List of Participants.