Graduate Texts in Physics

Lasers

Fundamentals and Applications

Authors: Thyagarajan, K., Ghatak, Ajoy

  • Features fully rewritten chapters on laser rate equations, laser beam properties, and types of lasers Includes all-new problem sets, which enhance learning Provides an introduction to lasers, from basic concepts to recent developments and emerging applications

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About this Textbook

Lasers: Fundamentals and Applications, serves as a vital textbook to accompany undergraduate and graduate courses on lasers and their applications. Ever since their invention in 1960, lasers have assumed tremendous importance in the fields of science, engineering and technology because of their diverse uses in basic research and countless technological applications. This book provides a coherent presentation of the basic physics behind the way lasers work, and presents some of their most important applications in vivid detail.

After reading this book, students will understand how to apply the concepts found within to practical, tangible situations. This textbook includes worked-out examples and exercises to enhance understanding, and the preface shows lecturers how to most beneficially match the textbook with their course curricula. The book includes several recent Nobel Lectures, which will further expose students to the emerging applications and excitement of working with lasers.

Students who study lasers, laser applications, and optics and lasers will find this book to be an invaluable contribution to their understanding of the subject.

Topics included and discussed in detail include:

laser rate equations

semiclassical theory of lasers

optical resonators

properties of laser beams

fiber lasers

semiconductor lasers

applications of lsers to science and industry

laser induced fusion

About the authors

K. Thyagarajan has been working in the general area of Photonics and in particular in Fiber 2 Optics since 1973 and has published more than 125 research papers in international journals and coauthored seven books with Professor Ajoy Ghatak. He has been teaching courses related to Lasers, Fiber Optics, Quantum Electronics, Optical Electronics, Electromagnetics since the past thirty years. Thyagarajan was elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2005, was honored in 2003 with the title “Officier dans l’ordre des Palmes Academiques” by the French Government and was awarded the "Fiber Optic Person of the Year 1997” award (jointly) by Lucent Technologies- Finolex and Voice and Data. He was a consultant to Tejas Networks India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore and has held visiting positions in Thomson-CSF, France and University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.

Ajoy Ghatak has recently retired as Professor of Physics from IIT Delhi. He obtained his MSc from Delhi University and PhD from Cornell University. His research areas are Fiber Optics and Quantum Mechanics. He has several books in these areas and some of them have been translated into foreign languages. The first edition of OPTICS has been translated into Chinese and Persian. Professor Ghatak is a recipient of several awards including the 2008 SPIE Educator Award in recognition of his unparalleled global contributions to the field of fiber optics research, and his tireless dedication to optics education worldwide and throughout the developing world in particular. He has also received the 2003 Optical Society of America Esther Hoffman Beller award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to optical science and engineering education. Furthermore, he is a recipient of the 1979 CSIR S S Bhatnagar award, the 1990 UGC Meghnad Saha award, the 2003 International Commission for Optics Galileo Galilei award and the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Optical Society of India.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lasers
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: IBH Books & Magazines, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6442-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6442-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6441-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2694-3
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXII, 650
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