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Astrophysical lasers

Author: Vladilen S Letokhov; Sveneric Johansson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
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The book describes consistently the elements of laser science, astrophysical plasmas, modern astronomical observation techniques, and the fundamentals and properties of astrophysical lasers. The book  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vladilen S Letokhov; Sveneric Johansson
ISBN: 9780199548279 0199548277
OCLC Number: 475733614
Description: xiv, 252 s. : ill. (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Elements of radiative quantum transitions; 3. Elements of atomic spectroscopy; 4. Elementary excitation processes in rarefied gas plasma; 5. Astrophysical rarefied gas plasma; 6. Elements of laser physics; 7. General introduction to an astrophysical lasers; 8. Basics of collisionally-pumped astrophysical lasers; 9. Basics of optically-pumped astrophysical lasers; 10. Anomalous spectral effects in the Weigelt blobs of Carinae; 11. Astrophysical laser on the Fe II lines; 12. Astrophysical laser in the OI line 8446 A line; 13. Narrowing of spectral line of astrophysical lasers; 14. Possibility of scattering feedback in astrophysical masers/lasers; 15. Nonlinear optical effects in astrophysical conditions; 16. Conclusion: laser and interstellar communications; Appendices: Useful hints
Responsibility: by Vladilen Letokhov, Sveneric Johansson

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A book of great educational value for graduate students and professional astronomers. * Professor Dame Carole Jordan, University of Oxford *

 
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