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By H. A. Buchdahl

ISBN-10: 0486675971

ISBN-13: 9780486675978

Excellent research offers special account of the Hamiltonian therapy of aberration concept in geometrical optics. very important for layout of laser cavities, electron optics, crystal physics, different components. writer bargains in logical development with many periods of optical structures, outlined when it comes to the symmetries they own. unique options. 1970 edition.

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Parametric gains are always low and are of best use in laser cavities. OPO. An optical parametric oscillator is a laser in which the optical gain is produced in a parametric crystal rather than by an electronic inverted population. The analysis of this application is beyond the scope of this short introduction and is usually described in quantum-electronics textbooks. We will merely point out that one can set up laser cavities oscillating at both amplified frequencies or only one, depending on needs.

4 Applications of Parametric Effects. Second-harmonic generation is by far the most commonly used optical nonlinear effect in the field of lasers. Argon ion lasers are poor converters of electrical energy to light; a 10−3 conversion yield is a good figure. Solid-state lasers, on the contrary, are more efficient converters, for which a yield ten times larger is readily achievable. Nd:YAG, Nd:YLF, Nd:glass, etc. 06 μm and it is therefore of useful policy to double this frequency, since a 30 % doubling yield is easy to realize.

M. Prokhorov: Sov. A. E. Mast: Proc. Symposium on Quasi-Optics, ed. J. Fox (Brooklyn Polytechnic Press, New York 1964); P. Laures: Appl. 5] H. Kogelnik, T. Li: Appl. H. 7] A. R. R. Herriot: Phys. Rev. Lett. 6, 106 (1961) 2 Pulsed Optics C. 1 Introduction Optics is the field of physics which comprises knowledge on the interaction between light and matter. When the superposition principle can be applied to electromagnetic waves or when the properties of matter do not depend on the intensity of light, one speaks of linear optics.

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