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Lasers Forthcoming

Laser Beam Propagation Linear and Nonlinear Optical Media Shekhar Guha and Leonel P. Gonzalez Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, USA

Glen Gillen Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

This book collects the formalisms and equations for calculating laser beam propagation through linear and nonlinear optical media. It provides formulas for simple beam propagation, examines the distribution of electric field amplitudes at various locations in an optical train, includes expressions for nonlinear frequency conversion with arbitrary focusing of beams, and covers linear and nonlinear absorption and thermal refraction. The book compares various calculation methods and offers MATLAB® programs to numerically evaluate the problems. Catalog no. K12966, June 2013, c. 470 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-6638-2, $139.95 / £89.00 Also available as an eBook

Hierarchic Electrodynamics and Free Electron Lasers Concepts, Calculations, and Practical Applications Victor V. Kulish National Aviation University, Ukraine

"The book makes a strong impression not only by the scheme of the material organization but also by the choice of this material. One can say that it is extraordinary—really there are no analogous books in the contemporary literature of physics." —Peter O. Kondratenko, National Aviation University, Ukraine

This book presents the mathematical foundation for a range of applications that employ high-current free electron lasers. It provides an in-depth analysis of hierarchic plasma-like electrodynamic systems and femtosecond clusters of electromagnetic energy. Catalog no. K12234, September 2011, 697 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-4935-4, $199.95 / £127.00 Also available as an eBook


Random Beams Theory and Applications

Laser Technology Second Edition Lan Xinju

Olga Korotkova University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People's Republic of China

This book provides an overview of recent discoveries in random beams and outlines possible uses of these beams in imaging, tomography, and smart illumination. It presents the research that has changed the field from purely theoretical trends to applications that allow communications and remote sensing of random media for optical communications with LiDAR systems. The book covers modification of poliarization properties beams, along with two of the most important applications of random beams: communications and LiDAR systems. It also covers all phenomena relating to transformation of random beams by optical systems and media.

Different laser technologies make it possible to change laser parameters to improve laser beam quality and laser performance. This book offers a unique systematic presentation of current types of laser technology. It discusses the transmission of information using optical waves with modulating technology. The book looks at how to enhance beam energy or power through Q switching, mode-locking, and amplification, and shows how mode selection and frequency stabilizing technology can improve light beam directionality or monochromaticity. It also covers nonlinear optical techniques for obtaining new frequencies and light waves.

Catalog no. K11026, July 2013, c. 352 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4398-1950-0, $139.95 / £89.00

Catalog no. 9081X, February 2010, 431 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9081-9, $145.95 / £93.00

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