Comprehensive yet concise, The Physics and Technology of Laser Resonators presents both the fundamentals and latest developments in laser resonator technology, including specific case studies. The book covers various types of resonators, including unstable, ring laser, and multifold laser. It also discusses numerical resonator calculations and laser beam analysis. This reference will be of value and interest both to newcomers to the field and to professional engineers wishing to update their knowledge.

part Part One|153 pages

Fundamentals of Resonator Physics

chapter 1|20 pages

Laser Resonators and Gaussian Beams

ByA C Walker

chapter 2|19 pages

Unstable Resonators

ByP E Dyer

chapter 3|22 pages

Theory of Waveguide Laser Resonators

ByC A Hill

chapter 4|18 pages

Ring Laser Resonators

ByT A King

chapter 5|14 pages

Multifold Laser Resonators

ByH J Baker

chapter 6|12 pages

Resonators with Variable Reflectivity Mirrors

ByV Magni, S De Silvestri, A Cybo-Ottone

chapter 7|11 pages

Numerical Resonator Calculations

ByP E Jackson

chapter 8|15 pages

Frequency Stabilisation of Lasers

ByK M Abramski, D R Hall

chapter 9|11 pages

Propagation of Multimode Laser Beams – The M2 Factor

ByM W Sasnett

chapter 10|11 pages

Laser Beam Analysis by Geometrical Optics

ByW A E Goethals

part Part Two|92 pages

Laser Resonator Technology

chapter 11|9 pages

YAG Laser Resonator Technology

ByG Burrows

chapter 12|13 pages

Resonators for Dye Lasers and Optical Parametric Oscillators

ByM H Dunn

chapter 13|14 pages

Resonators for High Power CO2 Lasers

ByD J Dyson

chapter 14|8 pages

Diode Laser Resonators

ByM J Adams, I D Henning

chapter 15|11 pages

Diode Pumped Solid State Laser Resonators

ByA I Ferguson

chapter 16|11 pages

Fibre Laser Resonators

ByP Urquhart

chapter 17|12 pages

CO2 Waveguide Laser Resonators

ByI E Ross

chapter 18|14 pages

Excimer Laser Resonators

ByM J Shaw