Solid-State Random Lasers - Springer Series in Optical Sciences 105 (Hardback)Mikhail Noginov (author)
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Random lasers are the simplest sources of stimulated emission without cavity, with the feedback provided by scattering in a gain medium. First proposed in the late 1960s, random lasers have grown to a large research field. This book reviews the history and the state of the art of random lasers, provides an outline of the basic models describing their behavior, and describes the recent advances in the field. The major focus of the book is on solid-state random lasers. However, it also briefly describes random lasers based on liquid dyes with scatterers. The chapters of the book are almost independent of each other. So, the scientists or engineers interested in any particular aspect of random lasers can read directly the relevant section. Researchers entering the field of random lasers will find in the book an overview of the field of study. Scientists working in the field can use the book as a reference source.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 555 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm
Edition: 2005 ed.
From the reviews:
"All the technical chapters are supported by useful reference lists and all contain good quality diagrams. ... The book also includes an extensive index to enable easy reference to key information. Overall the book is very well written and achieves its primary goal of conveying the achievements in random lasers to a wide audience ... . Readers of this book may well be the people who find the spark to ignite an explosion of activity in random laser research and development." (Prof. K.A. Shore, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 48 (2), 2007)