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Tunable Laser Optics Hardcover – September 12, 2003

ISBN-13: 000-0122226968 ISBN-10: 0122226968 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (September 12, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0122226968
  • ISBN-13: 978-0122226960
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,423,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...a well-organized and well-written book...The reader gains insight and understanding into the selection of components and the trade-offs involved in creating turnable laser optics. I enjoyed the book and commend Francis J. Duarte on another addition to his already impressive resume in optical science" - Optics and Photonics News, July/August 2005

Book Description

A simple approach to understanding all practical aspects of laser technology.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Ignacio Olivares B. on November 25, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Tunable Laser Optics is a fairly comprehensive review that can be used as the main textbook for an advanced undergraduate optics course for physics or engineers students. It introduces essential basic tools for understanding the laser physics with a succinct but complete description of the theory of lasers. The optics part of the book is organized in a new way following the 6 principal processes occurring with light: interference, diffraction, refraction, reflection, dispersion, and polarization. This structure of the optics section helps to avoid redundancies often found in standard textbooks. The Dirac notation and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle are used to explain properties of light. This gives a solid mathematical and physical background to solve the optics problems arising in the design and construction of tunable laser optical systems and other optical instrumentation. The book uses the matrix method for the description of propagation of light in systems with lenses, diffraction gratings, and prisms. In summary, Tunable Laser Optics introduces the "warfare" that a student, or an experimentalist, needs to understand for the successful design and construction of tunable lasers and optical devices.
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Format: Hardcover
The author is the leading world's expert in the field of Tunable Laser Design. Tunable Laser Optics is the first clear and concise presentation of the state of the art for tunable laser. The field is clearly presented and provides a powerful insight into the physics of tunable laser systems. The use of Dirac's notation for the calcualtion of the interference and diffraction efects of the tuning elements proves an elegant and powerful techique for designing tunable laser systems. The complete coverage of the technical area and the easy readable writing style of the author will ensure that Tunable Laser Optics will be a classic reference that will be enjoyed by both students and researchers. I give Tunable Laser Optics my strongest recommendation.
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More About the Author

F. J. Duarte is the author of the generalized multiple-prism dispersion theory and has discovered several tunable laser oscillator configurations. He is currently working on high-power multiple-prism-grating laser oscillators and on the application of Dirac's quantum notation to classical optics. He is also doing research on very large N-slit laser interferometers for secure interferometric communications and detection of clear air turbulence. Frank's physics career began at Macquarie University (Australia) and has continued in the US where he has worked for academia, industry, and defense.