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

Fundamentals of Femtosecond Optics (Hardcover, New): S. A. Kozlov, V.V. Samartsev Fundamentals of Femtosecond Optics (Hardcover, New)
S. A. Kozlov, V.V. Samartsev
R2,732 Discovery Miles 27 320 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Femtosecond optics involves the study of ultra-short pulses of light. Understanding the behaviour of these light pulses makes it possible to develop ultra-fast lasers with a wide range of applications in such areas as medical imaging, chemical analysis and micro-machining. Written by two leading experts in the field, this book reviews the theory of the interaction of femtosecond light pulses with matter, femtosecond lasers and laser systems, and the principles of femtosecond coherent spectroscopy of impurity amorphous media.
reviews the theory of the interaction of femtosecond light pulses with matterDiscusses femtosecond lasers and laser systemsConsiders the principles of femtosecond coherent spectroscopy of impurity amorphous media

Semiconductor Lasers - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, New): Alexei Baranov, Eric Tournie Semiconductor Lasers - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover, New)
Alexei Baranov, Eric Tournie
R4,979 Discovery Miles 49 790 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Semiconductor lasers have important applications in numerous fields, including engineering, biology, chemistry and medicine. They form the backbone of the optical telecommunications infrastructure supporting the internet, and are used in information storage devices, bar-code scanners, laser printers and many other everyday products. Semiconductor lasers: Fundamentals and applications is a comprehensive review of this vital technology.
Part one introduces the fundamentals of semiconductor lasers, beginning with key principles before going on to discuss photonic crystal lasers, high power semiconductor lasers and laser beams, and the use of semiconductor lasers in ultrafast pulse generation. Part two then reviews applications of visible and near-infrared emitting lasers. Nonpolar and semipolar GaN-based lasers, advanced self-assembled InAs quantum dot lasers and vertical cavity surface emitting lasers are all considered, in addition to semiconductor disk and hybrid silicon lasers. Finally, applications of mid- and far-infrared emitting lasers are the focus of part three. Topics covered include GaSb-based type I quantum well diode lasers, interband cascade and terahertz quantum cascade lasers, whispering gallery mode lasers and tunable mid-infrared laser absorption spectroscopy.
With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Semiconductor lasers is a valuable guide for all those involved in the design, operation and application of these important lasers, including laser and telecommunications engineers, scientists working in biology and chemistry, medical practitioners, and academics working in this field.
Provides a comprehensive review of semiconductor lasers and their applications in engineering, biology, chemistry and medicineDiscusses photonic crystal lasers, high power semiconductor lasers and laser beams, and the use of semiconductor lasers in ultrafast pulse generationReviews applications of visible and near-infrared emitting lasers and mid- and far-infrared emitting lasers

The Quantum Mechanics Solver - How to Apply Quantum Theory to Modern Physics (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2019): Jean-Louis Basdevant,... The Quantum Mechanics Solver - How to Apply Quantum Theory to Modern Physics (Hardcover, 3rd ed. 2019)
Jean-Louis Basdevant, Jean Dalibard
R1,795 R1,505 Discovery Miles 15 050 Save R290 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Motivates students by challenging them with real-life applications of the somtimes esoteric aspects of quantum mechanics that they are learning. Offers completely original excerices developed at teh Ecole Polytechnique in France, which is know for its innovative and original teaching methods. Problems from modern physics to help the student apply just-learnt theory to fields such as molecular physics, condensed matter physics or laser physics.

Advances in Semiconductor Lasers, Volume 86 (Hardcover, New): James J Coleman, A. Catrina Bryce, Chennupati Jagadish Advances in Semiconductor Lasers, Volume 86 (Hardcover, New)
James J Coleman, A. Catrina Bryce, Chennupati Jagadish
R4,720 Discovery Miles 47 200 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

"Semiconductors and Semimetals" has distinguished itself through the careful selection of well-known authors, editors, and contributors. Originally widely known as the "Willardson and Beer" Series, it has succeeded in publishing numerous landmark volumes and chapters. The series publishes timely, highly relevant volumes intended for long-term impact and reflecting the truly interdisciplinary nature of the field. The volumes in "Semiconductors and Semimetals" have been and will continue to be of great interest to physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and device engineers in academia, scientific laboratories and modern industry.
The series publishes timely, highly relevant volumes intended for long-term impact and reflecting the truly interdisciplinary nature of the field.

Quantum Confined Laser Devices - Optical gain and recombination in semiconductors (Paperback): Peter Blood Quantum Confined Laser Devices - Optical gain and recombination in semiconductors (Paperback)
Peter Blood
R918 Discovery Miles 9 180 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The semiconductor laser, invented over 50 years ago, has had an enormous impact on the digital technologies that now dominate so many applications in business, commerce and the home. The laser is used in all types of optical fibre communication networks that enable the operation of the internet, e-mail, voice and skype transmission. Approximately one billion are produced each year for a market valued at around $5 billion. Nearly all semiconductor lasers now use extremely thin layers of light emitting materials (quantum well lasers). Increasingly smaller nanostructures are used in the form of quantum dots. The impact of the semiconductor laser is surprising in the light of the complexity of the physical processes that determine the operation of every device. This text takes the reader from the fundamental optical gain and carrier recombination processes in quantum wells and quantum dots, through descriptions of common device structures to an understanding of their operating characteristics. It has a consistent treatment of both quantum dot and quantum well structures taking full account of their dimensionality, which provides the reader with a complete account of contemporary quantum confined laser diodes. It includes plenty of illustrations from both model calculations and experimental observations. There are numerous exercises, many designed to give a feel for values of key parameters and experience obtaining quantitative results from equations. Some challenging concepts, previously the subject matter of research monographs, are treated here at this level for the first time.

Light-Emitting Diodes - Materials, Processes, Devices and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Jinmin Li, G.Q. Zhang Light-Emitting Diodes - Materials, Processes, Devices and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Jinmin Li, G.Q. Zhang
R3,566 R2,851 Discovery Miles 28 510 Save R715 (20%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Comprehensive in scope, this book covers the latest progresses of theories, technologies and applications of LEDs based on III-V semiconductor materials, such as basic material physics, key device issues (homoepitaxy and heteroepitaxy of the materials on different substrates, quantum efficiency and novel structures, and more), packaging, and system integration. The authors describe the latest developments of LEDs with spectra coverage from ultra-violet (UV) to the entire visible light wavelength. The major aspects of LEDs, such as material growth, chip structure, packaging, and reliability are covered, as well as emerging and novel applications beyond the general and conventional lightings. This book, written by leading authorities in the field, is indispensable reading for researchers and students working with semiconductors, optoelectronics, and optics. Addresses novel LED applications such as LEDs for healthcare and wellbeing, horticulture, and animal breeding; Editor and chapter authors are global leading experts from the scientific and industry communities, and their latest research findings and achievements are included; Foreword by Hiroshi Amano, one of the 2014 winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on light-emitting diodes.

Coherent Control of Four-Wave Mixing (Hardcover, Edition.): Yanpeng Zhang, Zhiqiang Nie, Min Xiao Coherent Control of Four-Wave Mixing (Hardcover, Edition.)
Yanpeng Zhang, Zhiqiang Nie, Min Xiao
R4,244 R1,114 Discovery Miles 11 140 Save R3,130 (74%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

"Coherent Control of Four-Wave Mixing"" "discusses the frequency, temporal and spatial domain interplays of four-wave mixing (FWM) processes induced by atomic coherence in multi-level atomic systems. It covers topics in five major areas: the ultrafast FWM polarization beats due to interactions between multi-color laser beams and multi-level media; coexisting Raman-Rayleigh-Brillouin-enhanced polarization beats due to color-locking noisy field correlations; FWM processes with different kinds of dual-dressed schemes in ultra-thin, micrometer and long atomic cells; temporal and spatial interference between FWM and six-wave mixing (SWM) signals in multi-level electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) media; spatial displacements and splitting of the probe and generated FWM beams, as well as the observations of gap soliton trains, vortex solitons, and stable multicomponent vector solitons in the FWM signals.

The book is intended for scientists, researchers, advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Nonlinear Optics.

Dr. Yanpeng Zhang is a professor and Zhiqiang Nie is a Ph. D. student at the Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. Dr. Min Xiao is a professor of physics at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, U.S.A.

High-Conductivity Channels in Space (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Victor Apollonov High-Conductivity Channels in Space (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Victor Apollonov
R3,291 R2,680 Discovery Miles 26 800 Save R611 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This book discusses the physics of conductive channel development in space, air and vacuums and summarizes the attempts to create super-long conductive channels to study the upper atmosphere and to complete specific tasks related to energy transmission from the space to earth with high-voltage high repetition rate electrical sources. Conductive channels are produced by the laser jet engine vehicle-propulsion under the influence of powerful high repetition rate pulse-periodic laser radiation by CO2-laser, solid state Nd YAG,HF/DF laser systems generated with each pulse of the powerful laser conductive dust plasma. The book also presents the experimental and theoretical results of conductive canal modeling: the laser jet engine vehicle "Impulsar", which can reach the lower layers of the ionosphere in several hundred seconds. Further, the book explores the development of lightning protection systems. The so-called long laser spark is generated to provide the conditions for connecting a thunderstorm cloud with a grounded metal rod, i.e. a classical lightning rod. Such conductivity channels can be used for energy transmission, overvoltage protection systems, transport of charged particle beams and plasma antennas. It provides the theoretical and experimental basis of high repetition rate P-P mode of operation for high power lasers (COIL, HF/DF, CO2,Nd YAG). It describes high efficiency and excellent beam quality disk lasers used for numerous applications, including surface treatment of dielectric materials in microelectronics, cutting, drilling, welding, polishing and cleaning of the surface and other technological operations. Lastly it investigates how megawatt mono-module disk lasers could be used to solve various problems: small satellites launched by lasers, formation of super-long conducting channels in space and atmosphere, cleaning of the near-earth space from the space debris and related applications.

Laser-Material Interactions at Micro/Nanoscales: Volume 1365 (Hardcover): Yongfeng Lu, Craig B. Arnold, Costas P.... Laser-Material Interactions at Micro/Nanoscales: Volume 1365 (Hardcover)
Yongfeng Lu, Craig B. Arnold, Costas P. Grigoropoulos, Michael Stuke, Steven M Yalisove
R1,841 Discovery Miles 18 410 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This volume includes a collection of papers presented in Symposium TT, Laser-Material Interactions at Micro/Nanoscales, at the Spring 2011 Materials Research Society Meeting held April 2011 in San Francisco, California. Laser-material interactions are of fundamental importance in a wide range of materials-related research and areas of technology, including green energy, photonics, electronics, environmental studies, biomedical imaging, medical treatment, and optical spectroscopy. This symposium provided an interdisciplinary forum for scientists and engineers from different fields to discuss the physical, chemical, thermal, and mechanical phenomena that occur during laser-material interactions at micro and nano scales. Research addressing new materials, processes, structures, and surfaces synthesized by these methods for emerging fields was discussed. The symposium was well attended and received a large number of abstract submissions in the areas of ultrafast laser processing, laser ablation and deposition, process controls, nanomaterials, surface modification, laser materials interactions, polymerization, lithography, and novel approaches in laser processing.

Laser Spectroscopy 2 - Experimental Techniques (Hardcover, 5th ed. 2015): Wolfgang Demtroeder Laser Spectroscopy 2 - Experimental Techniques (Hardcover, 5th ed. 2015)
Wolfgang Demtroeder
R2,939 Discovery Miles 29 390 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Keeping abreast of the latest techniques and applications, this new edition of the standard reference and graduate text on laser spectroscopy has been completely revised and expanded. While the general concept is unchanged, the new edition features a broad array of new material, e.g., ultrafast lasers (atto- and femto-second lasers), coherent matter waves, Doppler-free Fourier spectroscopy, interference spectroscopy, quantum optics and gravitational waves and still more applications in chemical analysis, medical diagnostics, and engineering.

Industrial Applications Of Ultrafast Lasers (Hardcover): Richard A Haight, Adra Carr Industrial Applications Of Ultrafast Lasers (Hardcover)
Richard A Haight, Adra Carr
R2,896 Discovery Miles 28 960 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This book describes the application of ultrafast laser science and technology in materials and processing relevant to industry today, including ultrafast laser ablation where fundamental studies have led to the development of the world's first femtosecond photomask repair tool. Semiconductor manufacturing companies worldwide use the tool to repair photomask defects, saving hundreds of millions in production costs. The most up-to-date ultrafast laser technologies are described and methods to generate high harmonics for photoelectron spectroscopy of industrially important materials are covered, with an emphasis on practical laboratory implementation. Basic device physics merged with photoemission studies from single- and polycrystalline materials are described. Extensions to new methods for extracting key device properties of metal-oxide-semiconductor structures, including band offsets, effective work functions, semiconductor band bending and defect-related charging in a number of technologically important gate oxides are detailed. Polycrystalline photovoltaic materials and heterostructures as well as organic light emitting materials are covered. This book describes both the history, and most recent applications of ultrafast laser science to industrially relevant materials, processes and devices.

Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Jean-Claude Diels, Wolfgang Rudolph Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Jean-Claude Diels, Wolfgang Rudolph; Edited by Paul F. Liao, Paul Kelley
R2,443 Discovery Miles 24 430 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena serves as an introduction to the phenomena of ultrashort laser pulses and describes how this technology can be applied in areas such as spectroscopy, medical imaging, electromagnetism, optics, and quantum physics. Combining the principles with experimental techniques, the book serves as a guide to designing and constructing femtosecond systems.
The second edition has updated and expanded its content, and includes more examples of ultrashort sources and a more comprehensive fundamentals chapter. Diagnostic techniques and applications involving sensors, mode-locked lasers, and imaging have been fully revised to include current technologies.
Written in a tutorial style, this book is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as engineers and scientists working in the areas of optics, spectroscopy, optical imaging, photochemistry, and ultrafast science and engineering.
*Provides an easy to follow guide through "faster than electronics" probing and detection methods
*THE manual on designing and constructing femtosecond systems and experiments
*Discusses essential technology for applications in micro-machining, femtochemistry, and medical imaging

Laser Experiments For Beginners (Paperback): Richard N. Zare Laser Experiments For Beginners (Paperback)
Richard N. Zare
R1,057 R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Save R273 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Laser Experiments for Beginners provides the perfect blueprint for those who wish to work with one of the most remarkable research tools of the twentieth century: the laser. Ideally suited for high school and university science teachers, the experiments in this book require only a low-cost, low-power red laser (readily available for under $100). This book presents a series of hands-on experiments that can be used for in-class demonstrations or student activities. Included are quick-reference instructions to help the reader identify needed equipment; follow recommended safety practices; and select the desired experiment(s), each of which is rated according to conceptual and experimental difficulty. Developed by renowned Stanford researcher Richard Zare in collaboration with Bertrand Spencer, Dwight Springer, and Matthew Jacobson, Laser Experiments for Beginners will introduce the student to state-of-the-art laser research techniques. It is designed to enhance existing courses in chemistry, physics, and biology.

Advances in Laser & Optics Research - Volume 10 (Hardcover): William T. Arkin Advances in Laser & Optics Research - Volume 10 (Hardcover)
William T. Arkin
R5,378 R4,860 Discovery Miles 48 600 Save R518 (10%) Ships in 10 - 20 work days

This book gathers the latest research from around the globe on the subject of lasers and optics research. Topics discussed include polarisation dependent effects in optical wave-guides containing bragg grating structures; bacterial cell interactions with optical fibre surfaces; passively mode-locked fibre lasers with non-linear optical loop mirrors; optical breakdown in gases induced by high-power ir co2 laser pulses and towards shaping of pulsed plane waves in the time domain via chiral sculptured thin films.

Fiber Solar Cells - Materials, Processing and Devices (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Shaocong Hou Fiber Solar Cells - Materials, Processing and Devices (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Shaocong Hou
R3,021 R1,724 Discovery Miles 17 240 Save R1,297 (43%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This thesis presents the fundamental research and latest findings on novel flexible/wearable photovoltaic technology, and comprehensively summarizes the rapid developments in flexible photovoltaics, from traditional planar solar cells to fiber solar cells. It discusses the rational design of fiber solar cell materials, electrodes and devices, as well as critical factors including cost, efficiency, flexibility and stability . Furthermore, it addresses fundamental theoretical principles and novel fabrication technologies and their potential applications. The book provides practical information for university researchers and graduate students interested in flexible fiber photovoltaics, and inspires them to design other novel flexible/wearable electronics and textiles.

Coaxial Lithography (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Tuncay Ozel Coaxial Lithography (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Tuncay Ozel
R2,771 R1,585 Discovery Miles 15 850 Save R1,186 (43%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This thesis focuses on the electrochemical synthesis of multi-segmented nanowires. In contrast to previous work, which was largely limited to one-dimensional modifications, Tuncay Ozel presents a technique, termed coaxial Lithography (COAL), which allows for the synthesis of coaxial nanowires in a parallel fashion with sub-10 nanometer resolution in both the axial and radial dimensions. This work has significantly expanded current synthetic capabilities with respect to materials generality and the ability to tailor two-dimensional growth in the formation of core-shell structures. These developments have enabled fundamental and applied studies which were not previously possible. The COAL technique will increase the capabilities of many researchers who are interested in studying light-matter interactions, nanoparticle assembly, solution-dispersible nanoparticles and labels, semiconductor device physics and nanowire biomimetic probe preparation. The methodology and results presented in this thesis appeal to researchers in nanomaterial synthesis, plasmonics, biology, photovoltaics, and photocatalysis.

Laser Processing and Chemistry (Hardcover, 4th ed. 2011): Dieter Bauerle Laser Processing and Chemistry (Hardcover, 4th ed. 2011)
Dieter Bauerle
R6,517 Discovery Miles 65 170 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

Laser Processing and Chemistry gives an overview of the fundamentals and applications of laser-matter interactions, in particular with regard to laser material processing. Special attention is given to laser-induced physical and chemical processes at gas-solid, liquid-solid, and solid-solid interfaces. Starting with the background physics, the book proceeds to examine applications of laser techniques in micro-machining, and the patterning, coating, and modification of material surfaces. Thisfourth edition has been revised and enlarged to cover new topics such as 3D microfabrication, advances in nanotechnology, ultrafast laser technology and laser chemical processing (LCP).
Graduate students, physicists, chemists, engineers, and manufacturers alike will find this book an invaluable reference work on laser processing.

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) - Fundamentals, Techniques & Applications (Hardcover): Juan Zhang Digital Signal Processing (DSP) - Fundamentals, Techniques & Applications (Hardcover)
Juan Zhang
R2,908 Discovery Miles 29 080 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The processing of signals or data is one of the cores of the information chain from production to application. More and more signals should be processed digitally in the big data era. Rapid and massive advances in digital signal processing (DSP) technology have been achieved over the past several decades. DSP technology revolutionized the electronics and opto-electronics industries. DSP technology is almost an all-embracing field and is advancing with each passing day. The classical application areas of DSP such as telecommunications, speech and image processing continue to be the main contributor to its growth. This book compiles cutting-edge research in several elementary and advanced topics in DSP, focusing on areas such as filter design algorithms, hardware/software techniques, and their applications. This book has a special emphasis on the modeling and design of optical communication filters. Use of well-developed DSP techniques and algorithms to design the wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) devices is a wise use of existing technology. The authors also share several of their thoughts concerning the practical DSP systems. The DSP theory and hardware for obscured object identification, and its applications in the intelligent baggage scanners are introduced systematically. This book will be helpful for students, researchers and engineers in the DSP fields to understand the basic knowledge and techniques of software, hardware, devices, and systems.

Principles of Lasers (Hardcover, 5th ed. 2010): Orazio Svelto Principles of Lasers (Hardcover, 5th ed. 2010)
Orazio Svelto
R2,812 Discovery Miles 28 120 Ships in 7 - 11 work days

This book is motivated by the very favorable reception given to the previous editions as well as by the considerable range of new developments in the laser ?eld since the publication of the third edition in 1989. These new developmentsinclude, among others, Quantum-Well and Multiple-Quantum Well lasers, diode-pumpedsolid-state lasers, new concepts for both stable and unstable resonators, femtosecond lasers, ultra-high-brightness lasers etc. The basic aim of the book has remained the same, namely to providea broad and uni?ed description of laser behavior at the simplest level which is compatible with a correct physical understanding. The book is thereforeintendedas a text-bookfor a senior-levelor ?rst-year graduatecourse and/or as a reference book. This edition corrects several errors introduced in the previous edition. The most relevant additions or changes to since the third edition can be summarized as follows: 1. A much-more detailed description of Ampli?ed Spontaneous Emission has been given [Chapt. 2] and a novel simpli?ed treatment of this phenomenon both for homogeneousor inhomogeneouslines has been introduced [Appendix C]. 2. A major fraction of a chapter [Chapt. 3] is dedicated to the interaction of radiation with semiconductor media, either in a bulk form or in a quantum-con?ned structure (quantum-well, quantum-wire and quantum dot). 3. A moderntheory of stable and unstable resonatorsis introduced,where a more ext- sive use is made of the ABCD matrix formalism and where the most recent topics of dynamically stable resonators as well as unstable resonators, with mirrors having Gaussian or super-Gaussian transverse re?ectivity pro?les, are considered [Chapt. 5].

Ultra-Broadly Tunable Light Sources Based on the Nonlinear Effects in Photonic Crystal Fibers (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Lei... Ultra-Broadly Tunable Light Sources Based on the Nonlinear Effects in Photonic Crystal Fibers (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Lei Zhang
R3,288 R1,277 Discovery Miles 12 770 Save R2,011 (61%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This thesis examines laser generation from the ultraviolet to the short edge of the mid-infrared band by exploiting the nonlinear effects in photonic crystal fibers (PCFs). Several different physical mechanisms are investigated by using homemade PCFs with elaborately customized dispersion profiles. A particular focus is on the development of fiber optical parametric amplifiers (FOPAs) and oscillators (FOPOs) based on the PCFs with a zero-dispersion wavelength of ca.1.06 m. In particular, several schemes are proposed for solving the key problems involved in the application of FOPOs. These oscillators can be made more convenient to use by optimizing the wavelength-tuning mechanisms and made more energy-efficient with the help of specially designed cavity structures. Today's oscillators are more reliable, powerful and maneuverable than ever. This thesis provides a systematic road map in connection with the study of nonlinear wavelength generation in PCFs, from their fiber design and technical fabrication, to their physical mechanism and experimental investigation.

Advances in Optical Science and Engineering - Proceedings of the First International Conference, IEM OPTRONIX 2014 (Hardcover,... Advances in Optical Science and Engineering - Proceedings of the First International Conference, IEM OPTRONIX 2014 (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Indrani Bhattacharya
R6,319 R2,431 Discovery Miles 24 310 Save R3,888 (62%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The Proceedings of First International Conference on Opto-Electronics and Applied Optics 2014, IEM OPTRONIX 2014 presents the research contributions presented in the conference by researchers from both India and abroad. Contributions from established scientists as well as students are included. The book is organized to enable easy access to various topics of interest. The first part includes the Keynote addresses by Phillip Russell, Max Planck Institute of the Light Sciences, Erlangen, Germany and Lorenzo Pavesi, University of Trento, Italy. The second part focuses on the Plenary Talks given by eminent scientists, namely, Azizur Rahman, City University London, London; Bishnu Pal, President, The Optical Society of India; Kamakhya Ghatak, National Institute of Technology, Agartala; Kehar Singh, Former Professor, India Institute of Technology Delhi; Mourad Zghal, SUPCOM, University of Carthage, Tunisia; Partha Roy Chaudhuri, IIT Kharagpur; S K. Bhadra, CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata; Sanjib Chatterjee, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore; Takeo Sasaki, Tokyo University, Japan; Lakshminarayan Hazra, Emeritus Professor, University of Calcutta, Kolkata; Shyam Akashe, ITM University, Gwalior and Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, University of Waterloo, Canada. The subsequent parts focus on topic-wise contributory papers in Application of Solar Energy; Diffraction Tomography; E.M. Radiation Theory and Antenna; Fibre Optics and Devices; Photonics for Space Applications; Micro-Electronics and VLSI; Nano-Photonics, Bio-Photonics and Bio-Medical Optics; Non-linear Phenomena and Chaos; Optical and Digital Data and Image Processing; Optical Communications and Networks; Optical Design; Opto-Electronic Devices; Opto-Electronic Materials and Quantum Optics and Information Processing.

Laser Shocking Nano-Crystallization and High-Temperature Modification Technology (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Xudong Ren Laser Shocking Nano-Crystallization and High-Temperature Modification Technology (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Xudong Ren
R3,034 R1,311 Discovery Miles 13 110 Save R1,723 (57%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

The aim of this book is to present foundational research on the nano-crystallization, high-temperature modification, micro-structure evolution and plastic deformation induced by laser shock processing. In this regard, the focus is on heat-resistant steel, aluminum alloy, Ti alloys and Ni-based alloys, offering valuable scientific insights into the industrial applications of laser shock processing (LSP) technology. The book addresses various topics, i.e., the formation mechanism and productivity improvement of nano-crystalline diamond by laser processing, the surface integrity and fatigue lives of heat-resistant steels, Ti alloys and Ni-based alloys after LSP with different processing parameters, tensile properties and fractural morphology after LSP at different temperatures, strain-rates and grain refinement mechanisms based on the micro-structure evolution. Moreover, the effect of heating temperature and exposure time on stress thermal relaxation and the influence of compressive stress on the stress intensity factor of hole-edge cracks by high strain rate laser shock processing are also analyzed. A new type of statistical data model to describe the fatigue cracking growth with limited data is proposed based on the consideration of the effects of fracture growth on the reliability and confidence level. This book is intended for researchers, engineers and postgraduates in the fields of nanotechnology and micro-engineering who are interested in the partial or overall strengthening of materials, especially those with a focus on surface integrity and fatigue life.

Progress in Nonlinear Nano-Optics (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Shuji Sakabe, Christoph Lienau, Rudiger Grunwald Progress in Nonlinear Nano-Optics (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Shuji Sakabe, Christoph Lienau, Rudiger Grunwald
R3,377 R1,536 Discovery Miles 15 360 Save R1,841 (55%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

This book presents the state of the art in nonlinear nanostructures for ultrafast laser applications. Most recent results in two emerging fields are presented: (i) generation of laser-induced nanostructures in materials like metals, metal oxides and semiconductors, and (ii) ultrafast excitation and energy transfer in nanoscale physical, chemical and hybrid systems. Particular emphasis is laid on the up-to-date controversially discussed mechanisms of sub-wavelength ripple formation including models of self-organized material transport and multiphoton excitation channels, nonlinear optics of plasmonic structures (nanotips, nanowires, 3D-metamaterials), and energy localization and transport on ultrafast time scale and spatial nanoscale. High-resolution spectroscopy, simulation and characterization techniques are reported. New applications of ultrashort-pulsed lasers for materials processing and the use of nanostructured materials for characterizing laser fields and laser-matter-interactions are discussed.

Laser Welding - A Practical Guide (Hardcover): C.T. Dawes Laser Welding - A Practical Guide (Hardcover)
C.T. Dawes
R3,836 Discovery Miles 38 360 Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Enables the reader both to understand and to use, in a practical manner, laser welding. The author explains the principles of laser welding and provides examples of industrial applications, examines many aspects of laser welding and devotes a complete chapter to safety.

High-Power Optics - Lasers and Applications (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Victor V. Apollonov High-Power Optics - Lasers and Applications (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Victor V. Apollonov
R3,036 R1,194 Discovery Miles 11 940 Save R1,842 (61%) Ships in 12 - 17 work 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.

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