This book presents lectures and seminars given at a Summer School, organized by the International College of Applied Physics, on the physics and technology and the industrial applications of high-power gas lasers.
Table of Contents
1. The fundamental discharge physics of atomic gas lasers 2. Fundamental kinetic processes in the CO2 laser 3. The interaction of pulsed optical radiation with an inverted medium 4. Electron-beam pumping of visible and ultraviolet gas lasers 5. Visible and UV high-pressure electron-beam lasers 6. New approaches to high-power UV visible lasers 7. Schemes for new electronic transition lasers 8. Chemical lasers 9. Gas-dynamic and chemical lasers: Gas dynamics 10. High-efficiency electric-discharge CO lasers 11. Pulsed CO2 laser technology 12. CO2 short-pulse laser technology 13. Review of CW high-power CO2 lasers 14. Lasers based on the O(1S) → O(1D) transition in atomic oxygen 15. Raman spectroscopic gas diagnostics 16. Rimmed geometries for applications to high-power lasers 17. CO2 long-pulse electron-beam lasers 18. Time-dependent small-signal gain measurements in a pulsed CO2 laser system 19. High-power, high repetition rate Nd3+ YAG lasers 20. Short-pulse generation in iodine photodissociation lasers 21. The interaction of optical radiation with an inverted flowing medium