This new fourth edition of "Principles of Lasers" is so thoroughly updated and expanded that it is virtually a whole new book. But the text's essential mission remains the same: to provide a wide-ranging yet unified description of laser behavior, physics, technology, and current applications. Dr. Svelto emphasizes the physical rather than the mathematical aspects of lasers, and presents the subject in the simplest terms compatible with a correct physical understanding. Praise for earlier editions: 'Professor Svelto is himself a longtime laser pioneer and his text shows the breadth of his broad acquaintance with all aspects of the field ! Anyone mastering the contents of this book will be well prepared to understand advanced treatises and research papers in laser science and technology' - Arthur L. Schawlow, 1981 Nobel Laureate in Physics. 'Already well established as a self-contained introduction to the physics and technology of lasers! Professor Svelto's book, in this lucid translation by David Hanna, can be strongly recommended for self-study or teaching at the final-year undergraduate or first-year post-graduate levels' - "Physics Bulletin". 'A thorough understanding of this book in conjunction with one of the existing volumes on laser safety will go a long way in providing the health physicist with the understanding he needs! Highly recommended' - "Health Physics". 'Introduces laser science and technology with the accessibility appropriate for the nonspecialist and the enthusiasm of the pioneer' - "Laser Focus". 'A very good introduction to laser theory and practice! aimed at upper-level undergraduate students. It is logically organized and easy to read! Most of the basic mathematical framework needed to understand this evolving field is presented. Every chapter contains a good set of problems, answers to some of which are given in the back' - "Sci-Tech News".
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Orazio Svelto is Professor of Quantum Electronics at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan and Director of the Quantum Electronics Center of the Italian National Research Council. His research has covered a wide range of activity in the field of laser physics and quantum electronics, starting from the very beginning of these disciplines. This activity includes ultrashort-pulse generation and applications, development of laser resonators and mode-selection techniques, laser applications in biology and medicine, and development of solid-state lasers. Professor Svelto is the author of more than 150 scientific papers and his researches have been the subject of more than 50 invited papers and international conferences. He has served as a program chair of the IX International Quantum Electronics Conference (1976), as a chair of the European program committee for CLEO ’85 and CLEO ’90, and he was general co-chair for the first CLEO-Europe Conference (1994). He is an elected member of the Italian "Accademia dei XL" and a Fellow of the IEEE.Contenuti:
Introductory Concepts.- Interaction of Radiation with Atoms and Ions.- Energy Levels, Radiative, and Nonradiative Transitions in Molecules and Semiconductors.- Ray and Wave Propagation Through Optical Media.- Passive Optical Resonators.- Pumping Processes.- Continuous Wave Laser Behavior.- Transient Laser Behavior.- Solid-State, Dye, and Semiconductor Lasers.- Gas, Chemical, Free Electron, and X-Ray Lasers.- Properties of Laser Beams.- Laser Beam Transformation: Propagation, Amplification, Frequency Conversion, Pulse Compression, and Pulse Expansion.- Appendixes: Semiclassic Treatment of the Interaction of Radiation and Matter.- Line Shape Calculation for Collision Broadening.- Simplified Treatment of Amplified Spontaneous Emission.- Calculating Radiative Transition Rates of Molecular Transitions.- Space-Dependent Rate Equations.- Mode-Locking Theory: Homogeneous Line.- Propagation of a Laser Through a Dispersive Medium or a Gain Medium.- Higher Order Coherence.- Physical Constants and Useful Conversion Factors.- Answers to Selected Problems.- Index.
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Descrizione libro Springer, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 4th. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0306457482
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Descrizione libro Springer, 2009. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This is the thoroughly updated and expanded new edition of the "self-contained introduction to the physics and technology of lasers" which was "strongly recommended" by "Physics Bulletin." The text includes many examples, new tables, end-of-chapter problems with solutions provided, and 250 illustrations. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0306457482