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Editors: Paul-Henri Barret and Michael Palmer
Book Description:
There has been a remarkable upsurge in the importance of high power lasers in the past decade. This book presents an overall survey of recent advances in high peak power solid lasers and reviews recent results in the interaction of high power laser pulses with various dielectric materials containing metal nanoparticles. This book also presents the basics as well as the theory of a single crystal photo-elastic modulator and a consideration of modern approaches to the synthesis of diffractive optical elements for technological IR-laser beams focusing.

During ultrafast laser interaction with metal, the electrons and lattices are not in equilibrium. This book presents various two-temperature models that can be used to describe the nonequilibrium heat transfer as well as the results of techniques in high power femtosecond laser machining of metals. This book presents an overview of the current state of the art in the field of femtosecond technology with a special emphasis on the research of high-intensity laser-matter interactions. An investigation of non-linear excitation imaging technique including two-photon autofluorescence and second harmonic generated signal imaging is presented to investigate the microstructures of whole-mount corneal, retinal, and scleral tissues in their native environment. Finally, included is a review of recent semiclassical excited-state dynamics simulation results of some complex molecular systems and a report of the dynamics of confined excitons when several exciton states are excited.

Table of Contents:

Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1. Recent Progress of High Peak Power Solid State Lasers, pp. 1-26
(Yung-Sheng Huang, Jung-Sheng Huang, Fang-Ling Chang - College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Semiconductors Research Laboratory, I-Shou Univ., Kaoshiung, Taiwan and others)

Chapter 2. Laser Annealing of Composite Materials with Metal Nanoparticles, pp. 27-70
(Andrey L. Stepanov - Laser Zentrum Hanover, Germany and others)

Chapter 3. Single Crystal Photo-Elastic Modulators, pp. 71-123
(F. Bammer - Vienna Univ. of Technology, Institute for Forming and High Power Laser Technology)

Chapter 4. Diffractive Microoptics for Technological IR-Lasers, pp. 125-158
(V.S. Pavelyev, V.A. Soifer, V.I Konov, V.V. Kononenko, A.V. Volkov - Image Processing Systems Institute RAS, Samara, Russia and others)

Chapter 5. Micro- and Nanoscale Heat Transfer in Femtosecond Laser Processing of Metals, pp. 159-206
(Yuwen Zhang, D.Y. Tzou, J.K. Chen - Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA)

Chapter 6. High Power Femtosecond Laser Machining of Metals in Ambient Medium, pp. 207-230
(S.R. Vatsya, Chengde Li, S.K. Nikumb - Industrial Materials Institute, National Research Council of Canada, London, Ontario, Canada and others)

Chapter 7. Femtolasers-Mediated Multiphoton Excitation Imaging of Bulk Ocular Tissues, pp. 231-277
(Bao-Gui Wang, Karl-Jurgen Halbhuber - Lasermicroscopy Research Unit, Institute of Microscopic Anatomy, Friedrich-Schiller Univ., Jena, Germany)

Chapter 8. Optical Properties of Rare Earth Ions Induced by Femtosecond Laser, pp. 279-314
(Lixin Yu, Zhongxin Liu - Dept. of Materials Science and Technology, Nanchang Univ., Nanchang, P.R. China and others)

Chapter 9. Ytterbium Doped Materials for Femtosecond Lasers, pp. 315-334
(Pierre-Olivier Petit, Philippe goldner, Bruno Viana, Justine
Boudeile, Frederic Druon, APatrick Georges - Laboratoire de Chimie Appliquee de L'etat Solide, Paris, France and others)

Chapter 10. Ultrafast Dynamics of Porphyrins in Higher Excited State, pp. 335-367
(Dae Won Cho, Mamoru Fujitsuka, Tetsuro Majima - Dept. of Chemistry, Chosun Univ., Gwangju, Korea and others)

Chapter 11. Femtosecond Excited-State Ultrafast Dynamics of Complex Molecular Systems: Semiclassical Dynamics Simulations, pp. 369-391
(Guang-Jiu Zhao, Yu-Hui Liu, Ke-Li Han - State Key Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Dalian Liaoning, P.R. China)

Chapter 12. High Intensity Laser-Matter Interactions: Measurements of Ion and Neutral Emission and Applications, pp. 293-413
(A Daskalova, W. Husinsky - Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria and others)

Chapter 13. Improved thermal model and its application in high-power laser ablation of target, pp. 415-438
(Ranran Fang,College of Mathematics and Physics, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications,China and School of Physics,Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan; Duanming Zhang,School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China Hua Wei,Center for Modern Physics and Department of Physics, Chongqing University, Chongqing China and Zhihua Li, School of Physics,Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan)

Short Communication

Dynamics of Excitons Confined in Semiconductor Thin Films
(Osamu Kojima, Toshiro Isu - Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Kobe Univ., Kobe, Japan and others)

High Power Long Pulse Width QCW Laser Diode Bars for Optical Pumping of Yb-er Glass Solid State Lasers
(N.I.Katsavets, V.A.Buchenkov, A.L.Ter-Martirosyan, ATC-Semiconductor Devices Joint-Stock Company, St. Petersburg, Russia, and others)


      Lasers and Electro-Optics Research and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 483 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-009-6
   Status: AV
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