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Tunable laser optics

作者: F.J. Duarte 出版社: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482245295分类号: TN24 /D812-2
出版时间: 2015-01-13有261人浏览

【内容简介】

Broadly tunable lasers have had, and continue to have, an enormous impact in many and diverse fields of science and technology. From a renaissance in spectroscopy to laser guide stars and laser cooling, the nexus is the tunable laser.

 

Tunable Laser Optics offers a transparent and comprehensive treatment of the physics of tunable laser optics based on a detailed description of first principles. Authored by a leading expert in the field, the book covers the optics and optical principles needed to build lasers, the optics instrumentation necessary to characterize laser emission, and laser-based optical instrumentation, addressing key topics such as Dirac’s notation, the interferometric equation, the uncertainty principle, pulse compression, and tunable narrow-linewidth lasers.

【目录】

Preface

Author

Introduction to Lasers

Introduction

Historical Remarks

Lasers

Laser Optics

Laser Categories

Excitation Mechanisms and Rate Equations

Rate Equations

Dynamics of Multiple-Level System

Transition Probabilities and Cross Sections

The Schrödinger Equation and Semiconductor Lasers

A Heuristic Introduction to the Schrödinger Equation

The Schrödinger Equation via Dirac’s Notation

The Time-Independent Schrödinger Equation

Semiconductor Emission

Quantum Wells

Quantum Cascade Lasers

Quantum Dots

Introduction to Laser Resonators and Laser Cavities

Problems

Dirac Optics

Introduction

Dirac’s Notation in Optics

Interference

Example

Geometry of the N-Slit Interferometer

N-Slit Interferometer Experiment

Generalized Diffraction

Positive Diffraction

Positive and Negative Refraction

Reflection

The Cavity Linewidth Equation

Introduction to Angular Dispersion

Dirac and the Laser

Problems

The Uncertainty Principle in Optics

Approximate Derivation of the Uncertainty Principle

The Wave Character of Particles

The Diffraction Identity and the Uncertainty Principle

Alternative Versions of the Uncertainty Principle

Applications of the Uncertainty Principle in Optics

Beam Divergence

Beam Divergence and Astronomy

The Interferometric Equation and the Uncertainty Principle

Quantum Cryptography

Problems

The Physics of Multiple-Prism Optics

Introduction

Generalized Multiple-Prism Dispersion

Double-Pass Generalized Multiple-Prism Dispersion

Multiple Return-Pass Generalized Multiple- Prism Dispersion

Single-Prism Equations

Multiple-Prism Dispersion Linewidth Narrowing

Mechanics of Linewidth Narrowing in Optically Pumped Pulsed Laser Oscillators

Design of Zero-Dispersion Multiple-Prism Beam Expanders

Dispersion of Amici, or Compound, Prisms

Example

Multiple-Prism Dispersion and Pulse Compression

Example

Applications of Multiple-Prism Arrays

Problems

Polarization

Introduction

Maxwell Equations

Polarization and Reflection

Plane of Incidence

Jones Calculus

Example

Polarizing Prisms

Transmission Efficiency in Multiple-Prism Arrays

Induced Polarization in a Double-Prism Beam Expander

Double-Refraction Polarizers

Intensity Control of Laser Beams Using Polarization

Polarization Rotators

Birefringent Polarization Rotators

Broadband Prismatic Polarization Rotators

Problems

Laser Beam Propagation Matrices

Introduction

 

ABCD Propagation Matrices

Properties of ABCD Matrices

Survey of ABCD Matrices

The Astronomical Telescope

A Single Prism in Space

Multiple-Prism Beam Expanders

Telescopes in Series

Single Return-Pass Beam Divergence

Multiple Return-Pass Beam Divergence

Unstable Resonators

Higher Order Matrices

Problems

Narrow-Linewidth Tunable Laser Oscillators

Introduction

Transverse and Longitudinal Modes

Transverse Mode Structure

Longitudinal Mode Emission

Tunable Laser Oscillator Architectures

Tunable Laser Oscillators without Intracavity Beam Expansion

Tunable Laser Oscillators with Intracavity Beam Expansion

Widely Tunable Narrow-Linewidth External Cavity Semiconductor Lasers

Distributed Feedback Lasers

Wavelength Tuning Techniques

Prismatic Tuning Techniques

Diffractive Tuning Techniques

Synchronous Tuning Techniques

Bragg Gratings

Interferometric Tuning Techniques

Longitudinal Tuning Techniques for Laser Microcavities

Birefringent Filters

Polarization Matching

Design of Efficient Narrow-Linewidth Tunable Laser Oscillators

Useful Axioms for the Design of Narrow- Linewidth Tunable Laser Oscillators

Narrow-Linewidth Oscillator-Amplifiers

Laser-Pumped Narrow-Linewidth Oscillator- Amplifiers

Narrow-Linewidth MO Forced Oscillators

Discussion

Problems

Nonlinear Optics

Introduction

Introduction to Nonlinear Polarization

Generation of Frequency Harmonics

Second Harmonic and Sum-Frequency Generation

Difference-Frequency Generation and Optical Parametric Oscillation

The Refractive Index as a Function of Intensity

Optical Phase Conjugation

Raman Shifting

Optical Clockwork

Problems

Lasers and Their Emission Characteristics

Introduction

Gas Lasers

Pulsed Molecular Gas Lasers

Pulsed Atomic Metal Vapor Lasers

CW Gas Lasers

Organic Dye Lasers

Pulsed Organic Dye Lasers

CW Organic Dye Lasers

Solid-State Lasers

Ionic Solid-State Lasers

Transition Metal Solid-State Lasers

Color Center Lasers

Diode Laser-Pumped Fiber Lasers

Optical Parametric Oscillators

Semiconductor Lasers

Tunable Quantum Cascade Lasers

Tunable Quantum Dot Lasers

Additional Lasers

Problems

The N-Slit Laser Interferometer: Optical Architecture and Applications

Introduction

Optical Architecture of the NSLI

Beam Propagation in the NSLI

An Interferometric Computer

Secure Interferometric Communications in Free Space

Very Large NSLIs for Secure Interferometric Communications in Free Space

Applications of the NSLI

Digital Laser Micromeasurements

Light Modulation Measurements

Wavelength Meter and Broadband Interferograms

Imaging Laser Printers

Problems

Interferometry

Introduction

Two-Beam Interferometers

The Sagnac Interferometer

The Mach–Zehnder Interferometer

The Michelson Interferometer

Multiple-Beam Interferometers

The Hanbury Brown–Twiss Interferometer

The Fabry–Pérot Interferometer

Design of Fabry–Pérot Etalons

Coherent and Semicoherent Interferograms

Example

Interferometric Wavelength Meters

Fabry–Perot Wavelength Meters

Problems

Spectrometry

Introduction

Spectrometry

Prism Spectrometers

Diffraction Grating Spectrometers

Dispersive Wavelength Meters

Problems

Physical Constants and Optical Quantities

Fundamental Physical Constants

Conversion Quantities

Units of Optical Quantities

Dispersion Constants of Optical Materials

∂n/∂t of Laser and Optical Materials

Problems

References

Index

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