Laser Modeling: A Numerical Approach with Algebra and Calculus (Paperback)Mark Steven Csele (author)
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Offering a fresh take on laser engineering, Laser Modeling: A Numerical Approach with Algebra and Calculus presents algebraic models and traditional calculus-based methods in tandem to make concepts easier to digest and apply in the real world. Each technique is introduced alongside a practical, solved example based on a commercial laser. Assuming some knowledge of the nature of light, emission of radiation, and basic atomic physics, the text:
Explains how to formulate an accurate gain threshold equation as well as determine small-signal gainDiscusses gain saturation and introduces a novel pass-by-pass model for rapid implementation of "what if?" scenariosOutlines the calculus-based Rigrod approach in a simplified manner to aid in comprehensionConsiders thermal effects on solid-state lasers and other lasers with new and efficient quasi-three-level materialsDemonstrates how the convolution method is used to predict the effect of temperature drift on a DPSS systemDescribes the technique and technology of Q-switching and provides a simple model for predicting output powerAddresses non-linear optics and supplies a simple model for calculating optimal crystal lengthExamines common laser systems, answering basic design questions and summarizing parametersIncludes downloadable Microsoft ® Excel ™ spreadsheets, allowing models to be customized for specific lasers
Don't let the mathematical rigor of solutions get in the way of understanding the concepts. Laser Modeling: A Numerical Approach with Algebra and Calculus covers laser theory in an accessible way that can be applied immediately, and numerically, to real laser systems.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 508 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
"One of Marc Csele's key strengths is his clear and illustrative style; he grounds the material in everyday words and examples. ...the choice and order of the chapters brings the reader along gradually from basic knowledge to practical application in a logical and comfortable way."
--Marc Nantel, Niagara College, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
"This is a textbook, written so as to be accessible to undergraduate students. The aim is to introduce the reader to laser science, parallel with the presentation of basic mathematical models used for the description of lasers of various types, and of basic physical properties of those lasers. Accordingly, the mathematical models are classified as algebra-based and calculus-based ones. Particular chapters are dealing with fundamental topics, such as the lasing threshold, gain saturation, thermal effects, Q-switching, and some basic effects of nonlinear optics. Many particular examples are included, which may be used as teaching material. The book also contains a lot of practical material about basic types of existing lasers, such as gas lasers, semiconductor lasers, and solid-state ones."
--Boris A. Malomed (Tel Aviv), from Zentralblatt MATH 1320 - 1
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