Dr. F. J. Duarte

F.J. Duarte is a laser physicist based in Western New York, USA. He is the author and editor of several well-known books on tunable lasers including Dye Laser Principles (Academic, New York, 1990) and Tunable Laser Optics (Elsevier Academic, New York, 2003). His most recent edited work is Tunable Laser Applications, 2nd Edition (CRC, New York, 2009). Dr. Duarte has made key experimental and theoretical contributions to the field of narrow-linewidth tunable laser oscillators. These include original oscillator architectures and the generalized multiple-prism grating dispersion theory. He has also pioneered the use of Dirac’s quantum notation in the description of generalized N-slit interference and classical optics phenomena. Currently, his research focuses on further developments of dispersive narrow-linewidth laser oscillators and very large N-slit laser interferometers. Dr. Duarte’s contributions are cited in some 130 laser and optics books including several classics. He received the Engineering Excellence Award from the Optical Society of America, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

Edited Books

  • Coherence and Ultrashort Pulse Laser Emission

    In this volume, recent contributions on coherence provide a useful perspective on the diversity of various coherent sources of emission and coherent related phenomena of current interest. These papers provide a preamble for a larger collection of contributions on ultrashort pulse laser generation and ultrashort pulse laser phenomena. Papers on ultrashort pulse phenomena include works on few cycle pulses, high-power generation, propagation in various media, to various applications of current interest. Undoubtedly, Coherence and Ultrashort Pulse Emission offers a rich and practical perspective on this rapidly evolving field.

  • Laser Pulse Phenomena and Applications

    Pulsed lasers are available in the gas, liquid, and the solid state. These lasers are also enormously versatile in their output characteristics yielding emission from very large energy pulses to very high peak-power pulses. Pulsed lasers are equally versatile in their spectral characteristics. This volume includes an impressive array of current research on pulsed laser phenomena and applications. Laser Pulse Phenomena and Applications covers a wide range of topics from laser powered orbital launchers, and laser rocket engines, to laser-matter interactions, detector and sensor laser technology, laser ablation, and biological applications.