A very good introduction to laser theory and practice aimed at upper-level undergraduate students.
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(Optics Laser Technology, 31, 1999).
The book is well-structured and illustrated with numerous black-and-white figures.Laser dynamics, you select the pump/loss/decay parameters and it solves the rate equations.Indicates the site is a link list.Other concepts, fermat's Principle, illustrated for reflection and refraction.Laser Tutorials For The Hobbyist cs 1.6 client dll (yes, there is a large community that enjoys building its own lasers) Laser Companies (Just a few that are likely to be in your labs.) (back to top).Societies, journals (for the topics covered in class, my favorites are Optics Letters, josa B, and ieee JQE) Sites With Content On Advanced Topics Used In Many OSU Laser Labs (especially ultra fast lasers) - * Indicates the site is a link list.Every chapter contains a good set of problems, answers to some of which are given in the back.The questions are also helpful as they highlight the important topics.Caldwell Lab 0133, text: Principles of Lasers, 5th.(back to top lecture notes (back to top).
For many years, this book has been the standard against which other textbooks in this field were measured, mostly unfavourably.
Physics, atomic, Molecular, Optical Plasma Physics "Anyone mastering the contents of this textbook will be well prepared to understand advanced treatises and research papers in laser science and technology" - Arthur.
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Subluminal, illustrates how a pulse can appear to propagate faster than light.
Sites About Lasers and Laser Science - Not closely related to class, but might be of interest.
It is logically organized and easy to read Most of the basic mathematical framework needed to understand this evolving field is presented.
The index is comprehensive and helpful.Lecture notes section created.I'll place a few, selected articles that might help the student who is looking for the next step beyond class.Physics 780.20, Section 0030-SEM(21635 mW @ 3:30 - 5:18.Pages 131-161, preview, buy Chapter.95, passive Optical Resonators, pages 163-203.(Manuel Vogel, Contemporary Physics, Vol.Group velocity and phase velocity, simple illustration of how a wave looks when differing speeds are used.Gaussian Modes Illustrated, computer generated idealized case, as opposed to the handout I gave you.Pages 81-130, preview, buy Chapter.95, ray and Wave Propagation Through Optical Media.