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Astrophysical lasers

Author: V S Letokhov; S Johansson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes consistently the elements of laser science, astrophysical plasmas, modern astronomical observation techniques, and the fundamentals and properties of astrophysical lasers.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Letokhov, V.S.
Astrophysical lasers.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008049472
(OCoLC)276930364
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: V S Letokhov; S Johansson
ISBN: 9780191563355 0191563358
OCLC Number: 317153062
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 252 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Elements of radiative quantum transitions --
Elements of atomic spectroscopy --
Elementary excitation processes in rarefied plasmas --
Astrophysical rarefied gas/plasma --
Basic elements of laser physics --
Introduction to astrophysical lasers --
Basics of collisionally pumped astrophysical lasers --
Basics of optically pumped astrophysical lasers --
Anomalous spectral effects in the Weigelt blobs of Eta Carinae --
Astrophysical lasers on the Fe II lines --
Astrophysical laser in the O I 8445 Å line --
Narrowing of spectral lines in astrophysical lasers --
Possibility of scattering feedback in astrophysical masers/lasers --
Nonlinear optical effects in astrophysical conditions --
Laser and interstellar communications.
Responsibility: 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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