A comprehensive introduction to the burgeoning field ofphotonics
The field of photonics is finding increasing applications across abroad range of industries. While many other books provide anoverview of the subject, Fundamentals of Light Sources and Laserscloses a clear gap in the current literature by concentrating onthe principles of laser operation as well as providing coverage ofimportant concepts necessary to fully understand the principlesinvolved. The scope of the book includes everything a professionalneeds to get up to speed in the field, as well as all the materialnecessary to serve as an excellent introductory laser course forstudents.
Ideal for self-study as well as structured coursework, the bookoffers thorough coverage of:
* The nature of light and atomic emission
* Basic quantum mechanics and laser processes
* Cavity optics, fast-pulse production, and nonlinear opticalphenomena
* Laser technology, including visible gas lasers, UV gas lasers,infrared gas lasers, solid-state lasers, semiconductor lasers andtunable dye lasers
Extensive real-world case studies are included to help readersappreciate the practical applications of the material covered.
*An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all theproblems in the book is available from the Wiley editorialdepartment.