FROM A REVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS EDITION
"... covers practical and engineering aspects of solid laser design, construction and testing ... an excellent book and a valuable resource for all practicing laser scientists and engineers."
(AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND PHYSICIST)
Written from an industrial perspective, Solid-State Laser Engineering discusses in detail the characteristics, design, construction, and performance of solid-state lasers. Emphasis is placed on engineering and practical considerations; phenomenological aspects using models are preferred to abstract mathematical derivations. This new edition has been extensively updated to account for recent developments in the areas of diode-laser pumping, laser materials, and nonlinear crystals.