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Laser Pulses

Theory, Technology, and Applications

Edited by Igor Peshko

Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

This book discusses aspects of laser pulses generation, characterization, and practical applications. Some new achievements in theory, experiments, and design are demonstrated. The introductive chapter shortly overviews the physical principles of pulsed lasers operation with pulse durations from seconds to yoctoseconds. A theory of mode-locking, based on the optical noise concept, is discussed. With this approximation, all paradoxes of ultrashort laser pulse formation have been explained. The book includes examples of very delicate laser operation in biomedical areas and extremely high power systems used for material processing and water purification. We hope this book will be useful for engineers and managers, for professors and students, and for those who are interested in laser science and technologies.

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Laser PulsesTheory, Technology, and ApplicationsEdited by Igor Peshko

Published: October 17th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2624

ISBN: 978-953-51-0796-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5011-4

Copyright year: 2012

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38115 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

52 Web of Science Citations

31 Dimensions Citations


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1. Time and Light

By Igor Peshko


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2. Femtosecond Laser Cavity Characterization

By E. Nava-Palomares, F. Acosta-Barbosa, S. Camacho-López and M. Fernández-Guasti


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3. All Solid-State Passively Mode-Locked Ultrafast Lasers Based on Nd, Yb, and Cr Doped Media

By Zhiyi Wei, Binbin Zhou, Yongdong Zhang, Yuwan Zou, Xin Zhong, Changwen Xu and Zhiguo Zhang


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4. Longitudinally Excited CO2 Laser

By Kazuyuki Uno


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5. Ultrashort Laser Pulses Machining

By Ricardo Elgul Samad, Leandro Matiolli Machado, Nilson Dias Vieira Junior and Wagner de Rossi


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6. Diagnostics of a Crater Growth and Plasma Jet Evolution on Laser Pulse Materials Processing

By A. Yu. Ivanov and S. V. Vasiliev


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7. Interaction of Femtosecond Laser Pulses with Solids: Electron/Phonon/Plasmon Dynamics

By Roman V. Dyukin, George A. Martsinovskiy, Olga N. Sergaeva, Galina D. Shandybina, Vera V. Svirina and Eugeny B. Yakovlev


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8. Kinetics and Dynamics of Phase Transformations in Metals Under Action of Ultra-Short High-Power Laser Pulses

By V.I. Mazhukin


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9. Direct Writing in Polymers with Femtosecond Laser Pulses: Physics and Applications

By Kallepalli Lakshmi Narayana Deepak, Venugopal Rao Soma and Narayana Rao Desai


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10. Holographic Fabrication of Periodic Microstructures by Interfered Femtosecond Laser Pulses

By Zhongyi Guo, Lingling Ran, Yanhua Han, Shiliang Qu and Shutian Liu


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11. Ion Acceleration by High Intensity Short Pulse Lasers

By Emmanuel d’Humières


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12. Progress in High Average Power, Short Pulse Solid State Laser Technology for Compton X-Ray Sources

By Akira Endo


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13. GeO2 Films with Ge-Nanoclusters in Layered Compositions: Structural Modifications with Laser Pulses

By Evgenii Gorokhov, Kseniya Astankova and Alexander Komonov


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14. Jet Engine Based Mobile Gas Dynamic CO2 Laser for Water Surface Cleaning

By Jiayin Guo


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15. Single-Molecule Recognition and Dynamics with Pulsed Laser Excitation

By Guofeng Zhang, Ruiyun Chen, Yan Gao, Liantuan Xiao and Suotang Jia


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16. Ultrashort Laser Pulses for Frequency Upconversion

By Kun Huang, E Wu, Xiaorong Gu, Haifeng Pan and Heping Zeng


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17. Generation of Tunable THz Pulses

By J. Degert, S. Vidal, M. Tondusson, C. D’Amico, J. Oberlé and É. Freysz


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