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) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
From the Back Cover
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. Since its first edition almost 30 years ago this book has become the standard in the field of solid-state lasers for scientists,engineers and graduate students. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to account for recent developments in the areas of diode-laser pumping, laser materials and nonlinear crystals. Completely new sections have been added dealing with frequency control, the theory of mode-locking, femto second lasers, high efficiency harmonic generation, passive and acousto-optic Q-switching, semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAM) and peridically poled nonlinear crystals. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.