Fundamentals of Femtosecond Optics

Fundamentals of Femtosecond Optics
Author: S A Kozlov,V V Samartsev
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-05-22
ISBN 10: 1782421297
ISBN 13: 9781782421290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Femtosecond Optics Book Review:

Femtosecond optics involves the study of ultra-short pulses of light. Understanding the behaviour of these light pulses makes it possible to develop ultra-fast lasers with a wide range of applications in such areas as medical imaging, chemical analysis and micro-machining. Written by two leading experts in the field, this book reviews the theory of the interaction of femtosecond light pulses with matter, femtosecond lasers and laser systems, and the principles of femtosecond coherent spectroscopy of impurity amorphous media. reviews the theory of the interaction of femtosecond light pulses with matter Discusses femtosecond lasers and laser systems Considers the principles of femtosecond coherent spectroscopy of impurity amorphous media

Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics

Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics
Author: Zenghu Chang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 547
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1420089382
ISBN 13: 9781420089387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics Book Review:

Attosecond optical pulse generation, along with the related process of high-order harmonic generation, is redefining ultrafast physics and chemistry. A practical understanding of attosecond optics requires significant background information and foundational theory to make full use of these cutting-edge lasers and advance the technology toward the n

Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena

Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena
Author: Jean-Claude Diels,Wolfgang Rudolph
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2006-09-21
ISBN 10: 0080466400
ISBN 13: 9780080466408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena Book Review:

Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena, Second Edition serves as an introduction to the phenomena of ultra short laser pulses and describes how this technology can be used to examine problems in areas such as electromagnetism, optics, and quantum mechanics. Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena combines theoretical backgrounds and experimental techniques and will serve as a manual on designing and constructing femtosecond ("faster than electronics") systems or experiments from scratch. Beyond the simple optical system, the various sources of ultrashort pulses are presented, again with emphasis on the basic concepts and how they apply to the design of particular sources (dye lasers, solid state lasers, semiconductor lasers, fiber lasers, and sources based on frequency conversion). Provides an easy to follow guide through "faster than electronics" probing and detection methods THE manual on designing and constructing femtosecond systems and experiments Discusses essential technology for applications in micro-machining, femtochemistry, and medical imaging

Fundamentals of Photonics

Fundamentals of Photonics
Author: Bahaa E. A. Saleh,Malvin Carl Teich
Publsiher: Wiley-Interscience
Total Pages: 1177
Release: 2007-03-09
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105124267605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Photonics Book Review:

Fundamentals of Photonics: A complete, thoroughly updated, full-color second edition Now in a new full-color edition, Fundamentals of Photonics, Second Edition is a self-contained and up-to-date introductory-level textbook that thoroughly surveys this rapidly expanding area of engineering and applied physics. Featuring a logical blend of theory and applications, coverage includes detailed accounts of the primary theories of light, including ray optics, wave optics, electromagnetic optics, and photon optics, as well as the interaction of photons and atoms, and semiconductor optics. Presented at increasing levels of complexity, preliminary sections build toward more advanced topics, such as Fourier optics and holography, guided-wave and fiber optics, semiconductor sources and detectors, electro-optic and acousto-optic devices, nonlinear optical devices, optical interconnects and switches, and optical fiber communications. Each of the twenty-two chapters of the first edition has been thoroughly updated. The Second Edition also features entirely new chapters on photonic-crystal optics (including multilayer and periodic media, waveguides, holey fibers, and resonators) and ultrafast optics (including femtosecond optical pulses, ultrafast nonlinear optics, and optical solitons). The chapters on optical interconnects and switches and optical fiber communications have been completely rewritten to accommodate current technology. Each chapter contains summaries, highlighted equations, exercises, problems, and selected reading lists. Examples of real systems are included to emphasize the concepts governing applications of current interest.

Self focusing Past and Present

Self focusing  Past and Present
Author: Robert W. Boyd,Svetlana G. Lukishova,Y. R. Shen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2008-12-16
ISBN 10: 0387347275
ISBN 13: 9780387347271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self focusing Past and Present Book Review:

Self-focusing has been an area of active scientific investigation for nearly 50 years. This book presents a comprehensive treatment of this topic and reviews both theoretical and experimental investigations of self-focusing. This book should be of interest to scientists and engineers working with lasers and their applications. From a practical point of view, self-focusing effects impose a limit on the power that can be transmitted through a material medium. Self-focusing also can reduce the threshold for the occurrence of other nonlinear optical processes. Self-focusing often leads to damage in optical materials and is a limiting factor in the design of high-power laser systems. But it can be harnessed for the design of useful devices such as optical power limiters and switches. At a formal level, the equations for self-focusing are equivalent to those describing Bose-Einstein condensates and certain aspects of plasma physics and hydrodynamics. There is thus a unifying theme between nonlinear optics and these other disciplines. One of the goals of this book is to connect the extensive early literature on self-focusing, filament-ation, self-trapping, and collapse with more recent studies aimed at issues such as self-focusing of fs pulses, white light generation, and the generation of filaments in air with lengths of more than 10 km. It also describes some modern advances in self-focusing theory including the influence of beam nonparaxiality on self-focusing collapse. This book consists of 24 chapters. Among them are three reprinted key landmark articles published earlier. It also contains the first publication of the 1964 paper that describes the first laboratory observation of self-focusing phenomena with photographic evidence.

Femtosecond Laser Micromachining

Femtosecond Laser Micromachining
Author: Roberto Osellame,Giulio Cerullo,Roberta Ramponi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2012-03-05
ISBN 10: 364223366X
ISBN 13: 9783642233661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Femtosecond Laser Micromachining Book Review:

Femtosecond laser micromachining of transparent material is a powerful and versatile technology. In fact, it can be applied to several materials. It is a maskless technology that allows rapid device prototyping, has intrinsic three-dimensional capabilities and can produce both photonic and microfluidic devices. For these reasons it is ideally suited for the fabrication of complex microsystems with unprecedented functionalities. The book is mainly focused on micromachining of transparent materials which, due to the nonlinear absorption mechanism of ultrashort pulses, allows unique three-dimensional capabilities and can be exploited for the fabrication of complex microsystems with unprecedented functionalities.This book presents an overview of the state of the art of this rapidly emerging topic with contributions from leading experts in the field, ranging from principles of nonlinear material modification to fabrication techniques and applications to photonics and optofluidics.

Femtosecond Laser Pulses

Femtosecond Laser Pulses
Author: Claude Rulliere
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2007-05-27
ISBN 10: 0387266747
ISBN 13: 9780387266749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Femtosecond Laser Pulses Book Review:

This smooth introduction for advanced undergraduates starts with the fundamentals of lasers and pulsed optics. Thus prepared, the student is introduced to short and ultrashort laser pulses, and learns how to generate, manipulate, and measure them. Spectroscopic implications are also discussed. The second edition has been completely revised and includes two new chapters on some of the most promising and fast-developing applications in ultrafast phenomena: coherent control and attosecond pulses.

The Supercontinuum Laser Source

The Supercontinuum Laser Source
Author: Robert R. Alfano
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2006-02-23
ISBN 10: 0387250972
ISBN 13: 9780387250977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Supercontinuum Laser Source Book Review:

This new edition of a classic in the field has been expanded and enriched with new content and updated references. The book covers the fundamental principles and surveys research of current thinkers and experts in the field with updated references of the key breakthroughs over the past decade and a half.

Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics

Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics
Author: Peter E. Powers
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-05-25
ISBN 10: 1420093525
ISBN 13: 9781420093520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics Book Review:

Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics encompasses a broad spectrum of nonlinear phenomena from second-harmonic generation to soliton formation. The wide use of nonlinear optical phenomena in laboratories and commercial devices requires familiarity with the underlying physics as well as practical device considerations. This text adopts a combined approach to analyze the complimentary aspects of nonlinear optics, enabling a fundamental understanding of both a given effect and practical device applications. After a review chapter on linear phenomena important to nonlinear optics, the book tackles nonlinear phenomena with a look at the technologically important processes of second-harmonic generation, sum-frequency and difference-frequency generation, and the electro-optic effect. The author covers these processes in considerable detail at both theoretical and practical levels as the formalisms developed for these effects carry to subsequent topics, such as four-wave mixing, self-phase modulation, Raman scattering, Brillouin scattering, and soliton formation. Consistently connecting theory, process, effects, and applications, this introductory text encourages students to master key concepts and to solve nonlinear optics problems—preparing them for more advanced study. Along with extensive problems at the end of each chapter, it presents general algorithms accessible to any scientific graphical and programming package. Watch the author speak about the book.

Fundamentals of Optical Parametric Processes and Oscillations

Fundamentals of Optical Parametric Processes and Oscillations
Author: Alice M. Tang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 1000154394
ISBN 13: 9781000154399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Optical Parametric Processes and Oscillations Book Review:

This study looks at the basic principles of optical parametric processes and recent results on the rapidly developing optical parametric device technology. The theoretical basis of stimulated and spontaneous optical parametric processes and detailed design considerations of optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers are discussed, followed by a review of the materials properties of the most important nonlinear optical crystals for such applications. It concludes with a review of the recent developments on practical low-repetition rate nanosecond optical parametric oscillators and broadly tunable high-repetition rate continuous-pulse-train femtosecond optical parametric oscillations from the uv to the mid ir.

Femtosecond Technology

Femtosecond Technology
Author: Takeshi Kamiya,H. Yajima,F. Saito,O. Wada,B. Monemar,H. Venghaus
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 426
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9783540659969
ISBN 13: 354065996X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Femtosecond Technology Book Review:

The new femtosecond technology is the basis for fast transmission of large volumes of information. This book gives a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals, explains the realisation of this concept and gives guidance to the user in optical data transmission. It should appeals to researchers, process engineers and advanced students.

Ultrafast Laser Processing

Ultrafast Laser Processing
Author: Koji Sugioka,Ya Cheng
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2013-06-24
ISBN 10: 9814303690
ISBN 13: 9789814303699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultrafast Laser Processing Book Review:

Over the past few decades, the rapid development of ultrafast lasers, such as femtosecond lasers and picosecond lasers, has opened up new avenues for material processing due to their unique features such as ultrashort pulse width and extremely high peak intensity. These techniques have become a common tool for micro- and nanoprocessing of a variety of materials and are now widely used for both fundamental researches and practical applications. This book is composed of 12 chapters covering relevant topics of ultrafast laser processing, including laser itself and novel beam manipulation methods for processing, fundamentals of ultrafast laser processing, nanomaterial synthesis, surface micro- and nanostructuring, micromachining, two-photon photopolymerization, internal modification/fabrication of transparent materials, applications to photonic devices and microchips for biological analysis, industrial applications, and so on. Each chapter is written by world-leading scientists in the related field so as to give comprehensive reviews in the field of ultrafast laser micro- and nanoprocessing.

Fundamentals of Micro Optics

Fundamentals of Micro Optics
Author: Hans Zappe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-09-30
ISBN 10: 1139493639
ISBN 13: 9781139493635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Micro Optics Book Review:

From optical fundamentals to advanced applications, this comprehensive guide to micro-optics covers all the key areas for those who need an in-depth introduction to micro-optic devices, technologies, and applications. Topics covered range from basic optics, optical materials, refraction, and diffraction, to micro-mirrors, micro-lenses, diffractive optics, optoelectronics, and fabrication. Advanced topics, such as tunable and nano-optics, are also discussed. Real-world case studies and numerous worked examples are provided throughout, making complex concepts easier to follow, whilst an extensive bibliography provides a valuable resource for further study. With exercises provided at the end of each chapter to aid and test understanding, this is an ideal textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students taking courses in optics, photonics, micro-optics, microsystems, and MEMs. It is also a useful self-study guide for research engineers working on optics development.

Fundamentals of Picoscience

Fundamentals of Picoscience
Author: Klaus D. Sattler
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 756
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN 10: 1466505109
ISBN 13: 9781466505100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Picoscience Book Review:

Now ubiquitous in public discussions about cutting-edge science and technology, nanoscience has generated many advances and inventions, from the development of new quantum mechanical methods to far-reaching applications in electronics and medical diagnostics. Ushering in the next technological era, Fundamentals of Picoscience focuses on the instrumentation and experiments emerging at the picometer scale. One picometer is the length of a trillionth of a meter. Compared to a human cell of typically ten microns, this is roughly ten million times smaller. In this state-of-the-art book, international scientists and researchers at the forefront of the field present the materials and methods used at the picoscale. They address the key challenges in developing new instrumentation and techniques to visualize and measure structures at this sub-nanometer level. With numerous figures, the book will help you: Understand how picoscience is an extension of nanoscience Determine which experimental technique to use in your research Connect basic studies to the development of next-generation picoelectronic devices The book covers various approaches for detecting, characterizing, and imaging at the picoscale. It then presents picoscale methods ranging from scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) to spectroscopic approaches at sub-nanometer spatial and energy resolutions. It also covers novel picoscale structures and picometer positioning systems. The book concludes with picoscale device applications, including single molecule electronics and optical computers. Introductions in each chapter explain basic concepts, define technical terms, and give context to the main material.

Optics of Aperiodic Structures

Optics of Aperiodic Structures
Author: Luca Dal Negro
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2013-12-21
ISBN 10: 9814463086
ISBN 13: 9789814463089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optics of Aperiodic Structures Book Review:

This book presents state-of-the-art contributions from a number of leading experts that actively work worldwide in the rapidly growing, highly interdisciplinary, and fascinating fields of aperiodic optics and complex photonics. Edited by Luca Dal Negro, a prominent researcher in these areas of optical science, the book covers the fundamental, computational, and experimental aspects of deterministic aperiodic structures, as well as numerous device and engineering applications to dense optical filters, nanoplasmonics photovoltaics and technologies, optical sensing, light sources, and nonlinear optics.

Nonlinear Optics

Nonlinear Optics
Author: Karsten Rottwitt,Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2014-12-11
ISBN 10: 1466565837
ISBN 13: 9781466565838
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonlinear Optics Book Review:

Explores the Fundamental Aspects of Nonlinear Optics As nonlinear optics further develops as a field of research in electromagnetic wave propagation, its state-of-the-art technologies will continue to strongly impact real-world applications in a variety of fields useful to the practicing scientist and engineer. From basic principles to examples of applications, Nonlinear Optics: Principles and Applications effectively bridges physics and mathematics with relevant applied material for real-world use. The book progresses naturally from fundamental aspects to illustrative examples, and presents a strong theoretical foundation that equips the reader with enough knowledge to recognize, understand, and evaluate nonlinear optical phenomena. Structured so that the first five chapters are dedicated to the description of the fundamental formalism of nonlinear optics, and the last five chapters are devoted to a description of practical devices based on nonlinear phenomena, it describes nonlinear wave propagation in bulk and in waveguiding structures, and includes specific examples of applied nonlinear wave propagation through crystals, optical waveguides, and optical fibers. Providing a theoretical description of nonlinear interaction between light and matter, this text focuses on the physical understanding of nonlinear optics, and explores optical material response functions in the time and frequency domain. This pivotal work contains ten chapters and the main applications include: Optical signal processing: parametric amplification, modulators Transmission of optical signals: optical solitons, cross-phase modulation, four-wave mixing, phase conjugation, Raman scattering Sensing: temperature sensors, spectroscopy, and imaging Lasers: pulse compression and generation of super continuum Nonlinear Optics: Principles and Applications describes the fundamental aspects of nonlinear optics and serves as a reference for nonlinear optics professionals as well as graduate students specializing in nonlinear optics.

Femtosecond Optical Frequency Comb Principle Operation and Applications

Femtosecond Optical Frequency Comb  Principle  Operation and Applications
Author: Jun Ye,Steven T. Cundiff
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2006-06-15
ISBN 10: 0387237917
ISBN 13: 9780387237916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Femtosecond Optical Frequency Comb Principle Operation and Applications Book Review:

Over the last few years, there has been a convergence between the fields of ultrafast science, nonlinear optics, optical frequency metrology, and precision laser spectroscopy. These fields have been developing largely independently since the birth of the laser, reaching remarkable levels of performance. On the ultrafast frontier, pulses of only a few cycles long have been produced, while in optical spectroscopy, the precision and resolution have reached one part in Although these two achievements appear to be completely disconnected, advances in nonlinear optics provided the essential link between them. The resulting convergence has enabled unprecedented advances in the control of the electric field of the pulses produced by femtosecond mode-locked lasers. The corresponding spectrum consists of a comb of sharp spectral lines with well-defined frequencies. These new techniques and capabilities are generally known as “femtosecond comb technology. ” They have had dramatic impact on the diverse fields of precision measurement and extreme nonlinear optical physics. The historical background for these developments is provided in the Foreword by two of the pioneers of laser spectroscopy, John Hall and Theodor Hänsch. Indeed the developments described in this book were foreshadowed by Hänsch’s early work in the 1970s when he used picosecond pulses to demonstrate the connection between the time and frequency domains in laser spectroscopy. This work complemented the advances in precision laser stabilization developed by Hall.

Ultrafast Optics

Ultrafast Optics
Author: Andrew Weiner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1118211472
ISBN 13: 9781118211472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultrafast Optics Book Review:

A comprehensive treatment of ultrafast optics This book fills the need for a thorough and detailed account of ultrafast optics. Written by one of the most preeminent researchers in the field, it sheds new light on technology that has already had a revolutionary impact on precision frequency metrology, high-speed electrical testing, biomedical imaging, and in revealing the initial steps in chemical reactions. Ultrafast Optics begins with a summary of ultrashort laser pulses and their practical applications in a range of real-world settings. Next, it reviews important background material, including an introduction to Fourier series and Fourier transforms, and goes on to cover: Principles of mode-locking Ultrafast pulse measurement methods Dispersion and dispersion compensation Ultrafast nonlinear optics: second order Ultrafast nonlinear optics: third order Mode-locking: selected advanced topics Manipulation of ultrashort pulses Ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy Terahertz time-domain electromagnetics Professor Weiner's expertise and cutting-edge research result in a book that is destined to become a seminal text for engineers, researchers, and graduate students alike.

Femtosecond Laser Matter Interaction

Femtosecond Laser Matter Interaction
Author: Eugene G. Gamaly
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2011-10-06
ISBN 10: 9814241814
ISBN 13: 9789814241816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Femtosecond Laser Matter Interaction Book Review:

This is the first comprehensive treatment of the interaction of femtosecond laser pulses with solids at nonrelativistic intensity. It connects phenomena from the subtle atomic motion on the nanoscale to the generation of extreme pressure and temperature in the interaction zone confined inside a solid. The femtosecond laser-matter interaction has already found numerous applications in industry, medicine, and materials science. However, there is no consensus on the interpretation of related phenomena. With mathematics kept to a minimum, this is a highly engaging and readable treatment for students and researchers in science and engineering. The book avoids complex mathematical formulae, and hence the content is accessible to nontechnical readers. Useful summaries after each chapter provide compressed information for quick estimates of major parameters in planned or performed experiments. The book connects the basic physics of femtosecond laser-solid interactions to a broad range of applications. Throught the text, basic assumptions are derived from the first principles, and new results and ideas are presented. From such analyses, a qualitative and predictive framework for the field emerges, the impact of which on applications is also discussed.

Introduction to Laser Spectroscopy

Introduction to Laser Spectroscopy
Author: Halina Abramczyk
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2005-05-06
ISBN 10: 9780080455259
ISBN 13: 0080455255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Laser Spectroscopy Book Review:

Introduction to Laser Spectroscopy is a well-written, easy-to-read guide to understanding the fundamentals of lasers, experimental methods of modern laser spectroscopy and applications. It provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of many aspects of laser physics, nonlinear optics, and molecular spectroscopy. In addition, by comprehensively combining theory and experimental techniques it explicates a variety of issues that are essential to understanding broad areas of physical, chemical and biological science. Topics include key laser types - gas, solid state, and semiconductor - as well as the rapidly evolving field of ultrashort laser phenomena for femtochemistry applications. The examples used are well researched and clearly presented. Introduction to Laser Spectroscopy is strongly recommended to newcomers as well as researchers in physics, engineering, chemistry and biology. * A comprehensive course that combines theory and practice * Includes a systematic and comprehensive description for key laser types * Written for students and professionals looking to gain a thorough understanding of modern laser spectroscopy