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Compact Sources of Ultrashort Pulses : Cambridge Studies in Modern Optics - Irl N. Duling, III

Compact Sources of Ultrashort Pulses

Cambridge Studies in Modern Optics

By: Irl N. Duling, III (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th October 1995
ISBN: 9780521461924
Number Of Pages: 450

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This comprehensive volume provides a survey of the many recent innovations in the field of ultrashort pulse generation, and reviews the state of the art in compact, modelocked laser systems, discussing both their operational principles and potential applications. The theory of short optical pulse generation by modelocking is covered in the first chapter. Thereafter, modelocking techniques in different types of lasers are discussed: solid state lasers; diode-pumped lasers; fiber lasers; surface emitting semiconductor lasers; external cavity semiconductor lasers; hybrid soliton pulse sources; and monolithic colliding pulse modelocked diode lasers. Presenting both theoretical and experimental aspects throughout, this book will be invaluable to anyone interested in short pulse laser systems, and particularly to researchers involved in high speed communications or the investigation of ultrafast phenomena.

'I highly recommend this text. It provides an excellent compact reference and a wealth of background material which should be indispensable to the expert and novice alike, while each chapter can be treated alone or considered as an integral part of this active research and development area.' J. R. Taylor, Journal of Modern Optics

List of contributors
Acronyms and abbreviations
Preface
Short pulse generation
Passive modelocking in solid state lasers
Compact modelocked solid state lasers pumped
Modelocking of all-fiber lasers
Nonlinear polarization evolution in passively modelocked fiber lasers
Ultrafast vertical cavity semiconductor lasers
High power ultrafast semiconductor for injection diode lasers
The hybrid soliton pulse source
Monolithic colliding pulse modelocked diode lasers
Index
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ISBN: 9780521461924
ISBN-10: 0521461928
Series: Cambridge Studies in Modern Optics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 450
Published: 27th October 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.83