This comprehensive handbook gives a fully updated guide to lasers and laser technologies, including the complete range of their technical applications. This third volume covers modern applications in engineering and technology, including all new and updated case studies spanning telecommunications and data storage to medicine, optical measurement, defense and security, nanomaterials processing and characterization.

Key Features:

• Offers a complete update of the original, bestselling work, including many brand-new chapters.

• Deepens the introduction to fundamentals, from laser design and fabrication to host matrices for solid-state lasers, energy level diagrams, hosting materials, dopant energy levels, and lasers based on nonlinear effects.

• Covers new laser types, including quantum cascade lasers, silicon-based lasers, titanium sapphire lasers, terahertz lasers, bismuth-doped fiber lasers, and diode-pumped alkali lasers.

• Discusses the latest applications, e.g., lasers in microscopy, high-speed imaging, attosecond metrology, 3D printing, optical atomic clocks, time-resolved spectroscopy, polarization and profile measurements, pulse measurements, and laser-induced fluorescence detection.

• Adds new sections on laser materials processing, laser spectroscopy, lasers in imaging, lasers in environmental sciences, and lasers in communications.

This handbook is the ideal companion for scientists, engineers, and students working with lasers, including those in optics, electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, biomedicine, and other relevant areas.

chapter 1|2 pages

Laser Material Processing: Section Introduction

BySubhash C. Singh, Chunlei Guo

chapter 2|14 pages

Laser Welding

ByM. Sparkes, W.M. Steen

chapter 3|17 pages

High-Power Laser Cutting

ByJohn Powell, Dirk Petring

chapter 4|11 pages

Laser Marking

ByTerry J. McKee

chapter 5|24 pages

Laser Micromachining

ByBeat Neuenschwander

chapter 6|9 pages

Rapid Manufacturing

ByGary K. Lewis

chapter 7|7 pages

Laser Printing

ByZacharias Vangelatos, Costas P. Grigoropoulos

chapter 8|16 pages

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

ByV. Melissinaki, M. Farsari

chapter 9|6 pages


ByShinji Okazaki

chapter 10|14 pages

Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Films

ByBinod Subedi, Venkata S. Puli, Ian W. Boyd, Douglas B. Chrisey

chapter 11|12 pages

Surface Micro- and Nano-structuring on Metals with Femtosecond Lasers

ByJianjun Yang, Chunlei Guo

chapter 12|12 pages

Laser Ablation in Liquids for Nanoparticle Generation and Modification

BySubhash C. Singh, Chunlei Guo

chapter 13|11 pages

Laser-Induced Forward Transfer

ByAlexandra Palla Papavlu, Thomas Lippert

chapter 14|8 pages

Laser Pyrolysis

ByMohammad Malekzadeh, Parham Rohani, Mark T. Swihart

chapter 15|1 pages

Laser Spectroscopy: Section Introduction

BySubhash C. Singh, Pavel Redkin, Chunlei Guo

chapter 16|25 pages

Laser Raman Spectroscopy: Fundamentals to Applications

BySiva Umapathy, Deepak Ranjan Nayak, Khokan Roy, Sanchita Sil

chapter 17|9 pages

Laser Scattering Spectroscopy

Rayleigh Scattering and Dynamic Light Scattering
ByHaruhisa Kato

chapter 18|11 pages

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

ByParviz Parvin, Seyedeh Zahra Mortazavi

chapter 19|14 pages

Laser-Induced Fluorescence (LIF) for the Detection of Microbes

ByFrank Duschek, Lea Fellner, Karin Grünewald

chapter 20|21 pages

Harmonic Generation—Materials and Methods

ByDavid J Binks

chapter 21|33 pages

Non-linear Optical Properties of Novel Nanomaterials

BySoma Venugopal Rao, K. Naga Krishnakanth, C. Indumathi, T.C. Sabari Girisun

chapter 22|1 pages

Lasers in Imaging

Section Introduction
ByPavel Redkin, Subhash C. Singh, Chunlei Guo

chapter 23|8 pages

Lasers in Microscopy

ByPeng Xi

chapter 24|7 pages

Laser-based Coherent Diffractive Imaging

ByGarth J. Williams

chapter 25|8 pages

High-Speed Imaging

ByAdam Whybrew

chapter 26|14 pages

Ultrafast Optical Imaging

ByJinyang Liang, Lihong V. Wang

chapter 27|9 pages

Transient Absorption Microscopy Measurements of Single Nanostructures

ByGary Beane, Tuphan Devkota, Brendan S. Brown, Gregory V. Hartland