Laser - Surface Interactions

Authors: Ganeev, Rashid A.

  • This book shows a broad range of surface response with a gradual growth of laser intensity
  • Gives comprehensive analysis of the variations of surface properties, which modify their applications in science, medicine, military, art conservation, industry, etc   
  • Demonstrates various methods of the studies of surface properties using laser radiation 
  • Covers both the applications of physical processes on the irradiated surface and the scientific assumptions lying behind the observed peculiarities of laser-surface interaction
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This book is about the interaction of laser radiation with various surfaces at variable parameters of radiation. As a basic principle of classification we chose the energetic or intensity level of interaction of laser radiation with the surfaces. These two characteristics of laser radiation are the most important parameters defining entire spectrum of the processes occurring on the surfaces during interaction with electromagnetic waves.

This is a first book containing a whole spectrum of the laser-surface interactions distinguished by the ranges of used laser intensity. It combines the surface response starting from extremely weak laser intensities (~1 W cm-2) up to the relativistic intensities (~1020 W cm-2 and higher). The book provides the basic information about lasers and acquaints the reader with both common applications of laser-surface interactions (laser-related printers, scanners, barcode readers, discs, material processing, military, holography, medicine, etc) and unusual uses of the processes on the surfaces under the action of lasers (art conservation, rangefinders and velocimeters, space and earth explorations, surface engineering and ablation, and others). The scientific applications of laser-surfaces interactions (surface optical nonlinearities, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, surface nanostructuring, nanoripples and clusters formation, X-ray lasers and harmonic generation from the surfaces) are discussed from the point of view of the close relations between the properties of surface and matter, which is a cornerstone of most of studies of materials.

The novelty of the approach developed in Laser - Surface Interactions is related with the interconnection of scientific studies with numerous applications of the laser-surface interactions separated in different chapters by the ranges of laser intensities. We present most recent achievements in this field. The book provides valuable information for different ranges of reader's preparedness to the laser-related topics (from unprepared readers, to students, engineers and researchers, professionals and academics).

About the authors

Professor Rashid Ganeev for a long time carrying out the systematic studies of the laser-surface interactions. The nonlinear optical parameters (nonlinear refractive indices, nonlinear susceptibilities, multi-photon and saturated absorption coefficients, etc) of various materials, x-ray lasers, nanoripples fabrication, laser rangefinders, laser welding, and hardening of metals, nonlinear optical methods of low-order harmonics generation in various media and other topics are among his scientific interests. He has established his methods to perform high-order harmonic generation in the laser ablation plumes from a solid target through the collaboration with a number of leading laboratories in Japan, Canada, India, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, etc.

Rashid Ganeev has published several books related with the optical sciences. He is a first co-author of most of his 260 publications in peer-reviewed journals. In 2002, the International Commission for Optics awarded him the ICO Galileo Galilei Award for the contribution in the nonlinear optics. In 2011, he was awarded the Khwarizmi International Award. In 2008, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) elected him a Fellow of TWAS.   

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Principles of Lasers and Laser-Surface Interactions

    Ganeev, Rashid A.

    Pages 1-21

  • Interaction of Low-Power Laser Radiation with Surfaces

    Ganeev, Rashid A.

    Pages 23-60

  • Analysis of Surface Optical Nonlinearities

    Ganeev, Rashid A.

    Pages 61-86

  • Laser Cleaning of Art

    Ganeev, Rashid A.

    Pages 87-103

  • Nanoripples Formation on the Surfaces

    Ganeev, Rashid A.

    Pages 105-144

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 6, 2016
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Laser - Surface Interactions
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7341-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7341-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7340-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0244-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
154 b/w illustrations
Topics