The book explores the current state of laser dynamics and provides reference data and basic experimental facts for old- and new-generation lasers. The most frequently used mathematical models are presented. The author discusses the reasons for the spontaneous occurrence of pulsation of the intensity of radiation of solid-state lasers and the influence of the non-stationary nature of laser elements on lasing characteristics. Special emphasis is placed on the problems of the low-frequency dynamics of multimode lasers. This book is aimed at experts in the fields of quantum electronics and laser physics.
Preface 1. Quantum oscillators: general considerations 2. Basic equations for the dynamical behaviour of lasers 3. Single-mode lasers 4. Multimode lasers with frequency-nondegenerate modes 5. Multimode lasers with quasi-frequency-degenerate modes 6. Lasers with time-dependent parameters 7. Lasers with nonlinear parameters 8. Giant pulse regime (Q-switching)
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 30th October 2005
Publisher: Cambridge International Science Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.7