High Power Laser Handbook

by: Hagop Injeyan, Gregory D. Goodno


Abstract: Filled with full-color images, High-Power Laser Handbook offers comprehensive details on the latest advances in high-power laser development and applications. Performance parameters for each major class of lasers are described. The book covers high-power gas, chemical, and free-electron lasers and then discusses semiconductor diode lasers, along with the associated technologies of packaging, reliability, and beam shaping and delivery. Current research and development in solid-state lasers is described as well as scaling approaches for high CW powers, high pulse energies, and high peak powers. This authoritative work also addresses the emergence of fiber lasers and concludes by reviewing various methods for beam combining.
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Title: High Power Laser Handbook

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Copyright / Pub. Date: 2011 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ISBN: 9780071609012

Authors:

Hagop Injeyan , Ph.D., recently retired from Northrop Grumman Space Technology, where he was employed since 1982 and had been a Technical Fellow since 1999. He is currently a faculty member at California State University, Los Angeles. Dr. Injeyan holds 22 U.S. patents and has more than 20 publications in international scientific journals and proceedings.

Gregory D. Goodno is the author of this McGraw-Hill Professional publication.

Description: Filled with full-color images, High-Power Laser Handbook offers comprehensive details on the latest advances in high-power laser development and applications. Performance parameters for each major class of lasers are described. The book covers high-power gas, chemical, and free-electron lasers and then discusses semiconductor diode lasers, along with the associated technologies of packaging, reliability, and beam shaping and delivery. Current research and development in solid-state lasers is described as well as scaling approaches for high CW powers, high pulse energies, and high peak powers. This authoritative work also addresses the emergence of fiber lasers and concludes by reviewing various methods for beam combining.