Solid-State Laser Engineering

  • Walter Koechner

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 702-750

About this book


Written from an industrial perspective, Solid-State Laser Engineering discusses in detail the characteristics, design, construction, and performance of solid-state lasers. Emphasis is placed on engineering and practical considerations; phenomenological aspects using models are preferred to abstract mathematical derivations. Since its first edition almost 30 years ago this book has become the standard in the field of solid-state lasers for scientists,engineers and graduate students.

This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to account for recent developments in the areas of diode-laser pumping, laser materials and nonlinear crystals. Completely new sections have been added dealing with frequency control, the theory of mode-locking, femto second lasers, high efficiency harmonic generation, passive and acousto-optic Q-switching, semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM) and peridically poled nonlinear crystals.


Laser Engineering Laser materials Optic Solid-State Lasers laser semiconductor

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Koechner
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  1. 1.U.S.A.

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