By Brian Henderson, Ralph H. Bartram
This booklet examines the underlying technology and layout of laser fabrics. It emphasizes the rules of crystal-field engineering and discusses the fundamental actual ideas that make certain laser achieve and nonlinear frequency conversion in optical crystals. Henderson and Bartram increase the predictive services of crystal-field engineering to teach how amendment of the symmetry and composition of optical facilities can enhance laser functionality. in addition they talk about functions of the rules of crystal-field engineering to various optical crystals relating to the performances of laser units. This publication may be of substantial curiosity to actual, chemical and fabric scientists and to engineers fascinated with the technology and know-how of reliable country lasers.
By Claude Rulliere (Ed.), Claude Rulliere
This gentle advent for complex undergraduates starts off with the basics of lasers and pulsed optics. hence ready, the coed is brought to brief and ultrashort laser pulses, and learns easy methods to generate, control, and degree them. Spectroscopic implications also are mentioned. the second one version has been thoroughly revised and contains new chapters on essentially the most promising and fast-developing purposes in ultrafast phenomena: coherent regulate and attosecond pulses.
By Jean-Luc Adam
Chalcogenide glasses are promising fabrics for photonic purposes because of their certain homes and functionalities. Chalcogenide glasses are obvious from the noticeable to the close to infrared area they usually could be moulded into lenses or drawn into fibres. Chalcogenide glass fibres and optical elements reminiscent of waveguides were built to be used with lasers, for optical switching, chemical and temperature sensing and part swap stories. half one covers training equipment and homes of chalcogenide glasses and half explores the purposes of chalcogenide glasses.
By Dan Botez, Don R. Scifres
This ebook presents a accomplished assessment of the elemental rules and purposes of semiconductor diode laser arrays. the entire significant sorts of arrays are mentioned intimately, together with coherent, incoherent, facet- and surface-emitting, horizontal- and vertical-cavity, separately addressed, lattice- matched and strained-layer structures. The preliminary chapters hide such issues as lasers, amplifiers, external-cavity keep an eye on, theoretical modeling, and operational dynamics. Spatially incoherent arrays are then defined intimately, and the makes use of of vertical-cavity floor emitter and edge-emitting arrays in parallel optical-signal processing and multi-channel optical recording are mentioned. Researchers and graduate scholars in good nation physics and electric engineering learning the houses and functions of such arrays will locate this e-book necessary.
By Akira Hasegawa
This ebook summarizes lawsuits of the invited papers provided on the foreign Symposium on large WDM and TDM Soliton Transmission structures held in Kyoto, Japan within the fall of 1999. The symposium is the 3rd of the sequence and is taken into account to be the main consultant symposium as regards to use of optical solitons for ultrafast communications. specifically, this symposium specializes in the newly constructed applied sciences of dispersion controlled soliton transmission features. reviews of houses of latest ideas that seem in fibers with periodic version of dispersion also are offered.
By S J Chua, B Li
Optical verbal exchange utilizing optical fibres because the transmission medium is vital to dealing with the large development of either telecom and datacom site visitors. various applied sciences that are utilized to switching optical signs are addressed. This booklet gains electro-optical, thermo-optical, micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS)-based and semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-based optical switches. Optical switches additionally covers switching in line with optical nonlinear results, liquid and photonic crystal optical switches in addition to fibre, holographic, quantum optical and different varieties of optical switches.