Solid state lasers: Tunable sources and passive q-switching elements

Yehoshua Y. Kalisky

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3 Scopus citations


The possibility of controlling and continuously changing laser emission wavelengths in a wide spectral range without using external elements based on nonlinear optics (to shift the fundamental wavelength) is of primary importance to scientists. With the advent of novel high-power pumping sources, it is possible to design and operate a new class of tunable solid state laser devices for various applications. This book demonstrates the design of new laser materials based on quantum mechanical principles, spectroscopic properties of transition-metal ions, and ion-host interaction. This approach includes the theory of electronic structure of transition-metal ions, modeling of energy transfer and nonradiative processes, and symmetry considerations in spectroscopic analysis of d orbitals.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages239
ISBN (Electronic)9780819498229
ISBN (Print)9780819498212
StatePublished - 5 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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