High Power Laser Handbook

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December 15, 2010


Electronic book text, 624 pages

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0071609024 / 9780071609029

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Main description

In-depth details on kilowatt level high-power lasers and their commercial, industrial, and military applications

High Power Laser Handbook introduces the physics and engineering of high-power laser sources as well as their most relevant applications. This work provides a useful and up-to-date reference by compiling, in a single source, a description of the state of the art across a broad range of laser technologies. The book emphasizes phenomenology over first principles derivations to streamline the presentation and enable discussion of applications.

High Power Laser Handbook

  • Is edited by three engineers from industry leader Northrop Grumman
  • Presents thorough physical principles of high-power lasers
  • Includes all types of high-power lasers including gas lasers, chemical lasers, free electron lasers, semiconductor lasers, and SSL
  • Covers typical performance parameters for each major class of lasers and what constitutes “high power” for a particular class
  • Features examples of real-world applications

The state of the art of high-power lasers:
General Principles of Lasers; Gas Lasers; Chemical Lasers; Free Electron Lasers; Semiconductor Lasers; Solid State Lasers; Fiber Lasers; Beam Combining; Nonlinear Processes and Wavelength Conversion

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Preface; Chapter 2. Introduction (covers general principles of lasers); Chapter 3. Gas Lasers (covers principles and applications); Chapter 4. Chemical Lasers; Chapter 5. Free Electron Lasers; Chapter 6. Semiconductor Lasers; Chapter 7. Solid State Lasers; Chapter 8. Fiber Lasers; Chapter 9. Beam Combining; Chapter 10. Nonlinear Processes and Wavelength Conversion

Author comments

Hagop Injeyan, Ph.D., recently retired from Northrop Grumman Space Technology, where he was employed since 1982 and had been a Technical Fellow since 1999. He is currently a faculty member at California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Injeyan holds 22 U.S. patents and has more than 20 publications in international scientific journals and proceedings.

Gregory D. Goodno, Ph.D., has been employed with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems since 1999 as a researcher in solid-state and fiber lasers. He holds two U.S. patents with several more pending and has more than 50 publications in international scientific journals and proceedings.

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