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Books > Professional & Technical > Electronics & communications engineering > Electronics engineering > Applied optics > Laser technology

High-Power Optics - Lasers and Applications (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Victor V. Apollonov High-Power Optics - Lasers and Applications (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Victor V. Apollonov
R3,001 R1,189 Discovery Miles 11 890 Save R1,812 (60%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book covers the basics, realization and materials for high power laser systems and high power radiation interaction with matter. The physical and technical fundamentals of high intensity laser optics and adaptive optics and the related physical processes in high intensity laser systems are explained. A main question discussed is: What is power optics? In what way is it different from ordinary optics widely used in cameras, motion-picture projectors, i.e., for everyday use? An undesirable consequence of the thermal deformation of optical elements and surfaces was discovered during studies of the interaction with powerful incident laser radiation. The requirements to the fabrication, performance and quality of optical elements employed within systems for most practical applications are also covered. The high-power laser performance is generally governed by the following: (i) the absorption of incident optical radiation (governed primarily by various absorption mechanisms), (ii) followed by a temperature increase and response governed primarily by thermal properties and (iii) the thermo-optical and thermo-mechanical response of distortion, stress, fracture, etc. All this needs to be understood to design efficient, compact, reliable and useful high power systems for many applications under a variety of operating conditions, pulsed, continuous wave and burst mode of varying duty cycles. The book gives an overview of an important spectrum of related topics like laser resonator configurations, intermetallic optical coatings, heat carriers for high power optics, cellular materials, high-repetition-rate lasers and mono-module disk lasers for high power optics.

Fundamentals of Semiconductor Lasers (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2015): Takahiro Numai Fundamentals of Semiconductor Lasers (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2015)
Takahiro Numai
R3,630 R2,650 Discovery Miles 26 500 Save R980 (27%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explains physics under the operating principles of semiconductor lasers in detail based on the experience of the author, dealing with the first manufacturing of phase-shifted DFB-LDs and recent research on transverse modes. The book also bridges a wide gap between journal papers and textbooks, requiring only an undergraduate-level knowledge of electromagnetism and quantum mechanics, and helps readers to understand journal papers where definitions of some technical terms vary, depending on the paper. Two definitions of the photon density in the rate equations and two definitions of the phase-shift in the phase-shifted DFB-LD are explained, and differences in the calculated results are indicated, depending on the definitions. Readers can understand the physics of semiconductor lasers and analytical tools for Fabry-Perot LDs, DFB-LDs, and VCSELs and will be stimulated to develop semiconductor lasers themselves.

Basics of Interferometry (Hardcover): P. Hariharan Basics of Interferometry (Hardcover)
P. Hariharan
R1,173 Discovery Miles 11 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is for those who have some knowledge of optics, but little or no previous experience in interferometry. Accordingly, the carefully designed presentation helps readers easily find and assimilate the interferometric techniques they need for precision measurements. Mathematics is held to a minimum, and the topics covered are also summarized in capsule overviews at the beginning and end of each chapter. Each chapter also contains a set of worked problems that give a feel for numbers.
The first five chapters present a clear tutorial review of fundamentals. Chapters six and seven discuss the types of lasers and photodetectors used in interferometry. The next eight chapters describe key applications of interferometry: measurements of length, optical testing, studies of refractive index fields, interference microscopy, holographic and speckle interferometry, interferometric sensors, interference spectroscopy, and Fourier-transform spectroscopy. The final chapter offers suggestions on choosing and setting up an interferometer.

Laser: 50 Years Of Discoveries (Paperback): Fabien Bretenaker, Nicolas Treps Laser: 50 Years Of Discoveries (Paperback)
Fabien Bretenaker, Nicolas Treps
R648 Discovery Miles 6 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This unique book provides an overview of the principle and applications of lasers enriched with numerous illustrations.Being over fifty years old, lasers continue to amaze us. Their performance characteristics are constantly reaching new limits, and the scope of their applications continues to expand. Yet, it took years of effort by teams of physicists to transform the fundamental notions of Einstein into the first experimental beam of laser light. And history is still going on as fundamental research is now triggered by its remarkable properties.This book addresses every aspects of laser light, from its fundamental principles to its industrial applications, at a level particularly suited for high school teachers, students, and anybody curious about science and technology.

Coherent Control of Nuclei and X-Rays (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Wen-Te Liao Coherent Control of Nuclei and X-Rays (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Wen-Te Liao
R2,738 R1,077 Discovery Miles 10 770 Save R1,661 (61%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Novel coherent light sources such as x-ray free-electron lasers open exciting prospects for the interaction of light with nuclei. The thesis "Coherent Control of Nuclei and X-rays" covers this still-developing field and proposes, in a daring attempt to revolutionize nuclear physics, three innovative schemes for taming nuclei using coherent effects. The theoretical explorations, which address control of nuclear quantum states, a nuclear memory for single photons in future photonic circuits, and optimized concepts for a nuclear clock, make use of new approaches at the borderline between nuclear physics and quantum dynamics. The result is a well written work, impressive in its stimulating style and promising ideas.

Introduction to Semiconductor Lasers for Optical Communications - An Applied Approach (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2020): David J.... Introduction to Semiconductor Lasers for Optical Communications - An Applied Approach (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2020)
David J. Klotzkin
R1,731 Discovery Miles 17 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This updated, second edition textbook provides a thorough and accessible treatment of semiconductor lasers from a design and engineering perspective. It includes both the physics of devices as well as the engineering, designing and testing of practical lasers. The material is presented clearly with many examples provided. Readers of the book will come to understand the finer aspects of the theory, design, fabrication and test of these devices and have an excellent background for further study of optoelectronics.

Photoinduced Modifications of the Nonlinear Optical Response in Liquid Crystalline Azopolymers (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Raquel... Photoinduced Modifications of the Nonlinear Optical Response in Liquid Crystalline Azopolymers (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Raquel Alicante
R3,070 R1,039 Discovery Miles 10 390 Save R2,031 (66%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nonlinear optical (NLO) phenomena such as frequency conversion have played a key role in the development of photonic technologies. This thesis reports a detailed study of the molecular response of a large variety of push-pull organic compounds using the Second Harmonic Generation technique, which will serve as a starting point for the investigation at the macroscopic scale of azobenzene-based liquid crystalline polymeric films and their blends with highly efficient NLO
chromophores. These materials are designed with the aim of exploiting their photoadressability in order to tailor their nonlinear behaviour. The magnitude and symmetry of their NL response was successfully controlled via light irradiation and thermal treatments. Moreover, as a specific application, the recording of efficient NLO gratings was achieved.

Quantum Dot Devices (Hardcover, 2012 ed.): Zhiming M. Wang Quantum Dot Devices (Hardcover, 2012 ed.)
Zhiming M. Wang
R3,996 R1,080 Discovery Miles 10 800 Save R2,916 (73%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Quantum dots as nanomaterials have been extensively investigated in the past several decades from growth to characterization to applications. As the basis of future developments in the field, this book collects a series of state-of-the-art chapters on the current status of quantum dot devices and how these devices take advantage of quantum features. Written by 56 leading experts from 14 countries, the chapters cover numerous quantum dot applications, including lasers, LEDs, detectors, amplifiers, switches, transistors, and solar cells. "Quantum Dot Devices" is appropriate for researchers of all levels of experience with an interest in epitaxial and/or colloidal quantum dots. It provides the beginner with the necessary overview of this exciting field and those more experienced with a comprehensive reference source."

Exploring Macroscopic Quantum Mechanics in Optomechanical Devices (Hardcover, 2012 ed.): Haixing Miao Exploring Macroscopic Quantum Mechanics in Optomechanical Devices (Hardcover, 2012 ed.)
Haixing Miao
R2,801 R1,110 Discovery Miles 11 100 Save R1,691 (60%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Recent state-of-the-art technologies in fabricating low-loss optical and mechanical components have significantly motivated the study of quantum-limited measurements with optomechanical devices. Such research is the main subject of this thesis. In the first part, the author considers various approaches for surpassing the standard quantum limit for force measurements. In the second part, the author proposes different experimental protocols for using optomechanical interactions to explore quantum behaviors of macroscopic mechanical objects. Even though this thesis mostly focuses on large-scale laser interferometer gravitational-wave detectors and related experiments, the general approaches apply equally well for studying small-scale optomechanical devices.

The author is the winner of the 2010 Thesis prize awarded by the Gravitational Wave International Committee.

Advances in Laser & Optics Research - Volume 9 (Hardcover): William T. Arkin Advances in Laser & Optics Research - Volume 9 (Hardcover)
William T. Arkin
R3,946 Discovery Miles 39 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book gathers the latest research from around the globe on the subject of lasers and optics research. Topics discussed include advanced CO2 laser-induced plasma processing; excimer laser annealing of dielectrics with ion-synthesized metal nanoparticles; ultra-short pulse laser on hole drilling; laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and its applications in mineral and pollution analyses; high power optical coatings; lasers in implant dentistry; Q-switched laser applications and electromagnetically induced transparency in optical frequency metrology.

High Spectral Density Optical Communication Technologies (Hardcover, 2010 ed.): Masataka Nakazawa, Kazuro Kikuchi, Tetsuya... High Spectral Density Optical Communication Technologies (Hardcover, 2010 ed.)
Masataka Nakazawa, Kazuro Kikuchi, Tetsuya Miyazaki
R3,997 R2,294 Discovery Miles 22 940 Save R1,703 (43%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The growth of Internet traf?c in recent years surpassed the prediction of one decade ago. Data stream in individual countries already reached terabit/s level. To cope with the petabit class demands of traf?c in coming years the communication engineers are required to go beyond the incremental improvement of today's technology. A most promising breakthrough would be the introduction of modulation f- mats enabling higher spectral ef?ciency than that of binary on-off keying scheme, virtually the global standard of ?ber-optic communication systems. In wireless communication systems, techniques of high spectral density modulation have been well developed, but the required techniques in optical frequency domain are much more complicated because of the heavier ?uctuation levels. Therefore the past trials of coherent optical modulation/detection schemes were not successful. However, the addition of high-speed digital signal processing technology is the fundam- tal difference between now and two decades ago, when trials of optical coherent communication systems were investigated very seriously. This approach of digital coherent technology has attracted keen interest among communication specialists, as indicated by the rapid increase in the pioneering presentations at the post-deadline sessions of major international conferences. For example, 32 terabit/s transmission in a ?ber experiment based on this technology was reported in post-deadline session of Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2009. The advancement of the digital coherent technologies will inevitably affect the network architecture in terms of the network resource management for the new generation photonic networks, rather than will simply provide with huge transmission capacity.

Laser Technology - Applications in Adhesion and Related Areas (Hardcover): K.L. Mittal, Wei-Sheng Lei Laser Technology - Applications in Adhesion and Related Areas (Hardcover)
K.L. Mittal, Wei-Sheng Lei
R4,051 Discovery Miles 40 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The acronym Laser is derived from Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. With the advent of the ruby laser in 1960, there has been tremendous research activity in developing novel, more versatile and more efficient laser sources or devices, as lasers applications are ubiquitous. Today, lasers are used in many areas of human endeavor and are routinely employed in a host of diverse fields: various branches of engineering, microelectronics, biomedical, medicine, dentistry, surgery, surface modification, to name just a few. In this book (containing 10 chapters) we have focused on application of lasers in adhesion and related areas. The topics covered include: - Topographical modification of polymers and metals by laser ablation to create superhydrophobic surfaces. - Non-ablative laser surface modification. - Laser surface modification to enhance adhesion. - Laser surface engineering of materials to modulate their wetting behavior - Laser surface modification in dentistry. - Laser polymer welding. - Laser based adhesion testing technique to measure thin film-substrate interface toughness. - Laser surface removal of hard thin ceramic coatings. - Laser removal of particles from surfaces. - Laser induced thin film debonding for micro-device fabrication applications.

Windows 10 - A Guide To The Updates: Microsoft Windows 10 (Paperback): Willette Seago Windows 10 - A Guide To The Updates: Microsoft Windows 10 (Paperback)
Willette Seago
R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
How To Use Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tips And Tricks: How To Update Windows 10 (Paperback): Samual Kepp How To Use Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tips And Tricks: How To Update Windows 10 (Paperback)
Samual Kepp
R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Lasers in Cardiovascular Interventions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): On Topaz Lasers in Cardiovascular Interventions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
On Topaz
R3,808 R2,983 Discovery Miles 29 830 Save R825 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Since the introduction of laser devices to the medical sciences this technology has created great interest. Specifically, the laser's unique physical properties and precise bio-tissue interactions render this versatile source of biologic energy an attractive tool for multiple therapeutic purposes in cardiovascular medicine. Over the course of the last 2 decades the utilization of laser technology has become an important component for the management of patients with complex cardiovascular diseases. During this time period, cutting edge laser technology including a variety of wave length generators, newly designed catheters, and a selection of advanced optic fibers have been introduced and applied in the cardiovascular circulation. Improved lasing techniques in the cardiac catheterization suites and operation rooms have been implemented for treatment of ischemic coronary syndromes, peripheral arterial occlusive disease and other atherosclerotic thrombotic conditions. Moreover, during this 20 year time frame, several multicenter and single center clinical studies have been published focusing on the role and utilization of lasers in coronary and peripheral revascularization. And within the rapidly expanding field of interventional cardiac electrophysiology, laser technology has recently revolutionized the management of fractured, abandoned and malfunctioning leads of cardiac pacemakers and automatic defibrillators. Consequently, replacing a notoriously cumbersome and high risk open heart surgery with safe and markedly efficient percutaneous laser based extraction. This textbook will provide the most authoritative, comprehensive and contemporary information covering technological progress, clinical experience and pertinent aspects of laser applications in cardiovascular medicine. It will be of interest to cardiologists, vascular surgeons and interventional radiologist as well as medical students, scientists, biomedical engineering students and graduates.

Seeing the Light - Optics in Nature, Photography, Color, Vision, and Holography (Updated Edition) (Hardcover, Reprint; Revised,... Seeing the Light - Optics in Nature, Photography, Color, Vision, and Holography (Updated Edition) (Hardcover, Reprint; Revised, Updated ed.)
David R. Falk, Dieter R. Brill, David G. Stork
R1,716 Discovery Miles 17 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Advances in Laser Materials Processing - Technology, Research and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd edition): J.R. Lawrence Advances in Laser Materials Processing - Technology, Research and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
J.R. Lawrence
R6,249 Discovery Miles 62 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Advances in Laser Materials Processing: Technology, Research and Application, Second Edition, provides a revised, updated and expanded overview of the area, covering fundamental theory, technology and methods, traditional and emerging applications and potential future directions. The book begins with an overview of the technology and challenges to applying the technology in manufacturing. Parts Two thru Seven focus on essential techniques and process, including cutting, welding, annealing, hardening and peening, surface treatments, coating and materials deposition. The final part of the book considers the mathematical modeling and control of laser processes. Throughout, chapters review the scientific theory underpinning applications, offer full appraisals of the processes described and review potential future trends.

Spies And Spying Methods - Facts And Details: Spying Techniques Books (Paperback): Huey Franzman Spies And Spying Methods - Facts And Details: Spying Techniques Books (Paperback)
Huey Franzman
R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
How Spies Think - Lessons In Intelligence: Spy Tools Software (Paperback): Olin Tumminia How Spies Think - Lessons In Intelligence: Spy Tools Software (Paperback)
Olin Tumminia
R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Physics and Engineering of Compact Quantum Dot-based Lasers for Biophotonics (Hardcover): Edik U. Rafailov The Physics and Engineering of Compact Quantum Dot-based Lasers for Biophotonics (Hardcover)
Edik U. Rafailov
R2,562 R2,303 Discovery Miles 23 030 Save R259 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Written by a team of European experts in the field, this book addresses the physics, the principles, the engineering methods, and the latest developments of efficient and compact ultrafast lasers based on novel quantum-dot structures and devices, as well as their applications in biophotonics.
Recommended reading for physicists, engineers, students and lecturers in the fields of photonics, optics, laser physics, optoelectronics, and biophotonics.

X-Ray Free Electron Lasers - Applications in Materials, Chemistry and Biology (Hardcover): Uwe Bergmann, Vittal Yachandra,... X-Ray Free Electron Lasers - Applications in Materials, Chemistry and Biology (Hardcover)
Uwe Bergmann, Vittal Yachandra, Junko Yano
R5,227 Discovery Miles 52 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The ultra-bright femtosecond X-ray pulses provided by X-ray free electron lasers (XFELs) open up opportunities to study the structure and dynamics of a wide variety of systems beyond what is possible with synchrotron sources. This book introduces the principles and properties of currently operating and future XFELs, before outlining applications in materials science, chemistry and biology. Edited by pioneers in this exciting field, and featuring contributions from leading researchers, this book is ideal for researchers working with XFELs, synchrotron radiation, ultrafast and femtosecond crystallography and femtosecond spectroscopy.

Compact Semiconductor Lasers (Hardcover): Richard De La Rue, Jean-michel Lourtioz, Siyuan Yu Compact Semiconductor Lasers (Hardcover)
Richard De La Rue, Jean-michel Lourtioz, Siyuan Yu
R3,101 R2,776 Discovery Miles 27 760 Save R325 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book brings together in a single volume a unique contribution by the top experts around the world in the field of compact semiconductor lasers to provide a comprehensive description and analysis of the current status as well as future directions in the field of micro- and nano-scale semiconductor lasers.
It is organized according to the various forms of micro- or nano-laser cavity configurations with each chapter discussing key technical issues, including semiconductor carrier recombination processes and optical gain dynamics, photonic confinement behavior and output coupling mechanisms, carrier transport considerations relevant to the injection process, and emission mode control.
Required reading for those working in and researching the area of semiconductors lasers and micro-electronics.

Nanooptics, Nanophotonics, Nanostructures, and Their Applications - Selected Proceedings of the 5th International Conference... Nanooptics, Nanophotonics, Nanostructures, and Their Applications - Selected Proceedings of the 5th International Conference Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials (NANO2017), August 23-26, 2017, Chernivtsi, Ukraine (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Olena Fesenko, Leonid Yatsenko
R4,562 R3,247 Discovery Miles 32 470 Save R1,315 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents some of the latest achievements in nanotechnology and nanomaterials from leading researchers in Ukraine, Europe, and beyond. It features selected peer-reviewed contributions from participants in the 5th International Science and Practice Conference Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials (NANO2017) held in Chernivtsi, Ukraine on August 23-26, 2017. The International Conference was organized jointly by the Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine), University of Tartu (Estonia), University of Turin (Italy), and Pierre and Marie Curie University (France). Internationally recognized experts from a wide range of universities and research institutions share their knowledge and key results on topics ranging from nanooptics and nanoplasmonics to interface studies. This book's companion volume also addresses topics such as energy storage and biomedical applications.

The Physics of Free Electron Lasers (Hardcover, 2000 ed.): E.L. Saldin, E. V. Schneidmiller, M.V Yurkov The Physics of Free Electron Lasers (Hardcover, 2000 ed.)
E.L. Saldin, E. V. Schneidmiller, M.V Yurkov
R3,123 R2,122 Discovery Miles 21 220 Save R1,001 (32%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The free electron laser (FEL) will be an outstanding tool for research and industrial application. This book describes the physical fundamentals on the basis of classical mechanics, electrodynamics, and the kinetic theory of charged particle beams, and will be suitable for graduate students and scientists alike.After a short introduction, the book discusses the theory of the FEL amplifier and oscillator and diffraction effects in the amplifier. Waveguide FEL and shot noise are also treated.

Deep Decomposition of Wood - Light Products of Electron-Beam Fragmentation (Paperback, New): A. V. Ponomarev, B G Ershov Deep Decomposition of Wood - Light Products of Electron-Beam Fragmentation (Paperback, New)
A. V. Ponomarev, B G Ershov
R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Productive direct conversion of lignocelluloses into liquid organic products by electron distillation of crude wood or by dry distillation of preliminarily irradiated wood is considered. Electron-beam conversion is several times more effective than ordinary hydrolytic, pyrogenous or enzymatic processing of wood. Distillation of wood by electron-beam energy yields a number of the useful reagents for heavy organic synthesis and fuel productions. In particular, this path results in high yield of furans -- perspective raw materials for production of high-quality alternative fuel which is compatible to conventional engine fuel and the up-to-date types of automobile engines. This book discusses that the electron-beam irradiation of binary wood-bitumen or wood-polymer inter-mixtures is characterised by sinergistic destruction of components.

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