Engineering » Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Laser Systems for Applications

Edited by Krzysztof Jakubczak, ISBN 978-953-307-429-0, 318 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published December 14, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/903

This book addresses topics related to various laser systems intended for the applications in science and various industries. Some of them are very recent achievements in laser physics (e.g. laser pulse cleaning), while others face their renaissance in industrial applications (e.g. CO2 lasers). This book has been divided into four different sections: (1) Laser and terahertz sources, (2) Laser beam manipulation, (3) Intense pulse propagation phenomena, and (4) Metrology. The book addresses such topics like: Q-switching, mode-locking, various laser systems, terahertz source driven by lasers, micro-lasers, fiber lasers, pulse and beam shaping techniques, pulse contrast metrology, and improvement techniques. This book is a great starting point for newcomers to laser physics.