Handbook of Solid-State Lasers

Handbook of Solid-State Lasers, 1st Edition

Materials, Systems and Applications

Handbook of Solid-State Lasers, 1st Edition,B Denker,E Shklovsky,ISBN9780857092724

Denker   &   Shklovsky   

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Key Features

  • Reviews the materials used in solid-state lasers
  • Explores the principles of solid-state laser systems and their applications
  • Considers defence and environmental applications


Solid-state lasers which offer multiple desirable qualities, including enhanced reliability, robustness, efficiency and wavelength diversity, are absolutely indispensable for many applications. The Handbook of solid-state lasers reviews the key materials, processes and applications of solid-state lasers across a wide range of fields.

Part one begins by reviewing solid-state laser materials. Fluoride laser crystals, oxide laser ceramics, crystals and fluoride laser ceramics doped by rare earth and transition metal ions are discussed alongside neodymium, erbium and ytterbium laser glasses, and nonlinear crystals for solid-state lasers. Part two then goes on to explore solid-state laser systems and their applications, beginning with a discussion of the principles, powering and operation regimes for solid-state lasers. The use of neodymium-doped materials is considered, followed by system sizing issues with diode-pumped quasi-three level materials, erbium glass lasers, and microchip, fiber, Raman and cryogenic lasers. Laser mid-infrared systems, laser induced breakdown spectroscope and the clinical applications of surgical solid-state lasers are also explored. The use of solid-state lasers in defense programs is then reviewed, before the book concludes by presenting some environmental applications of solid-state lasers.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, the Handbook of solid-state lasers is an authoritative guide for all those involved in the design and application of this technology, including laser and materials scientists and engineers, medical and military professionals, environmental researchers, and academics working in this field.

B Denker

Boris Denker is head of the Laboratory of Concentrated Laser Materials at the A.M.Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia.

Affiliations and Expertise

A. M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russia

E Shklovsky

Eugene Shklovsky is Senior Laser Scientist at Optech Inc, Toronto, Canada.

Affiliations and Expertise

Optech Incorporated, Canada

Handbook of Solid-State Lasers, 1st Edition

Part 1 Solid-state laser materials: Oxide laser crystals doped with rare earth and transition metal ions; Fluoride laser crystals; Oxide laser ceramics; Fluoride laser ceramics; Neodymium, Erbium and Ytterbium laser glasses; Nonlinear crystals for solid-state lasers. Part 2 Solid-state laser systems and their applications: Principles of solid-state lasers; Powering solid-state lasers; Operation regimes for solid-state lasers; Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) and neodymium-doped yttrium orthvanadate (Nd:YVO4); System sizing issues with diode-pumped quasi-three level materials; Neodymium doped lithium yttrium fluoride (Nd:YLiF4) lasers; Erbium (Er) glass lasers; Microchip lasers; Fiber lasers; Laser mid-infrared system with nonlinear optical conversion; Raman lasers; Cryogenic lasers; Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS); Surgical solid-state lasers and their clinical applications; Solid-state lasers (SSL) in defence programs; Environmental applications of solid-state lasers.

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I hope that this book will be widely used and will stimulate new, groundbreaking ideas both in laser development and applications., Professor Norbert Kroo, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (from the Foreword)
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