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Ceramic lasers

Author: Akio Ikesue
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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Co-authored by one of the pioneers in the field, this book describes the fabrication technology and theoretical characterization of ceramic material properties. It describes novel types of solid lasers and other optics using ceramic materials.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ikesue, Akio, 1958-
Ceramic lasers
(DLC) 2012042974
(OCoLC)826300421
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Akio Ikesue
ISBN: 9781107249745 1107249740 9780511978043 0511978049 9781107248083 1107248086 9781680159882 1680159887
OCLC Number: 857467703
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 445 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1.1. Research background --
1.2. Technical problems of melt-growth single crystals --
1.3. Technical problems of ceramics --
1.4. Purpose of this research --
1.5. Outline of the book --
References --
2.1. Interaction of quantum systems with electromagnetic radiation (radiation absorption and emission processes in quantum systems) --
2.2. Solid-state lasers --
2.3. The flow of excitation inside the laser material --
2.4. Laser emission processes --
2.5. The spatial distribution of the de-excitation processes --
2.6. Thermal field inside the pumped laser material and thermal effects --
2.7. Performance scaling of solid-state lasers --
2.8. The laser material --
References --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Microstructure and optical characteristics of Nd:YAG processed by HIP (hot isostatic pressing) --
References --
4.1. Current status of single crystal technology --
4.2. Requirements for sesquioxide ceramic lasers --
4.3. Synthesis of optical grade sesquioxide ceramics --
4.4. Optical quality and laser performance --
References --
5.1. Production of heavily doped Nd:YAG and lasing characteristics --
5.2. Effect of impurity (Si) on Nd solid-melt in YAG ceramics --
References --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. Experimental procedure --
6.3. Results --
6.4. Discussion --
6.5. Summary --
References --
7.1. Composite technology --
7.2. Ceramic fiber laser --
7.3. Single crystal ceramics produced by sintering --
7.4. Summary --
References --
8.1. Garnet system materials --
8.2. Perovskite system materials --
8.3. Non-oxide system (II-VI compound) materials --
8.4. Fluoride system materials --
8.5. Applications in the fields of biotechnology and medical technology --
8.6. High intensity lasers for engine ignition --
8.7. Investigation of solid-state lasers as solar pump lasers --
References --
References --
10.1. Structural characterization of doped ceramics by optical spectroscopy --
10.2. The quantum states of the doping ions --
10.3. Radiative and non-radiative de-excitation processes --
10.4. Distribution of the doping ions in ceramics --
10.5. Conversion of excitation in doped ceramics --
10.6. Conclusions from high resolution optical spectroscopy of laser ceramics --
References --
11.1. Pumping schemes --
11.2. Radiative and non-radiative processes in ceramics --
11.3. Ceramic laser materials and components --
11.4. Ceramic lasers --
11.5. Concluding remarks : the state of the art and directions of development of ceramic lasers --
References.
Responsibility: Akio Ikesue, Yan Lin Aung, Voicu Lupei.

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