Index
Achromatic
multiple-prism beam expander, 181
Acousto-optic filter, 369, 380, 393-397,
405-407, 411,420, 432
Amplified spontaneous emission (ASE), 12, 42,
177, 178, 181,223,299
Amplifier, 36, 48
dye laser, 178-180
excimer laser, 36, 42, 48
master-oscillator power (MOPA), 178
multistage, 180
Antireflection coatings, 365-367,377, 415-4 17
Bandwidth, 34, 174, 283,284
Beam divergence, 19, 44, 186, 360
equation, 19
Birefringent filters, 285-286, 393,392, 404, 405
Bistability, 365,377,424, 425
Boltzman distribution, 74
Broadening
Doppler, 82
homogeneous, 77
inhomogeneous, 78
Cavity
cw dye laser, 187-189
linear, 189, 190
ring, 189, 190
dumping, 221
femtosecond dye laser, 193, 196-197
linear, 193, 194, 196-197
ring, 193, 194, 196-197
free electron laser, 456-459
grazing-incidence grating, 10, 13, 14, 35, 36,
46--47,284
hybrid multiple-prism grazing incidence
(HMPGI) grating, 10-14, 35, 178
Littrow grating, 10, 284
loss ratio, 378, 407
Michelson interferometer, 47
multipass grating interferometer, 35, 47
multiple-etalon, 10, 35, 36
multiple-prism Littrow (MPL) grating, 1 0-14,
35, 36, 178
Q, 79
semiconductor laser
double ended, 368-369, 378
extended, 368, 378
471
47:2 Index
Cavity
(continued)
external, 349-468
ring, 369, 378
telescopic, 13
Cesium atomic standard, 89-90
Complementarity
tunable laser, 4-5
Compton regime, 446, 448
Chromatic aberration, 382, 383
Confinement factor, 353
Degenerate resonator, 381,402, 403,434, 435
Density
A1203, 249
BeAI204, 254
GSGG, 272
LiCaA1F 6, 265
MgF 2, 277
YAG, 272
Diffraction, 16-18
equation, 1 6-17
Diffraction grating, 15, 17,369, 380, 384,
385-390, 393,396, 398-401,404-409,
411,418,419-421,428,429, 431-434
efficiency, 26, 388-389
equation, 19, 21, 45,283
grazing-incidence, 387-389, 399, 407, 408,
420, 421
Littrow, 369, 384, 387,388,389, 398,407,
408, 411, 418, 420, 428, 429
Dirac formalism, 16-17
Dispersion
equations, 17
etalon, 28
generalized, 21-23
grating, 19, 21,284
intracavity, 19, 21-24, 28
multiple-prism, 21-24, 43, 44
prism materials, 195
zero, 181
Dispersive
cavity
(see
Oscillators)
linewidth
(see
Linewidth)
Distributed
Bragg reflector, 351,390
feedback laser, 351,423, 431
Divergence
(see
Beam divergence)
Double heterostructure, 358
Electron beam, 446, 447, 451,454
Electronic configuration, 226, 230
Energy, 3, 13-14, 35, 36, 175, 178, 179, 183,
186, 199
electronic, 37, 168-170
rotational, 69-70
vibrational, 65-69, 169, 171
Energy level diagram
CO 2 laser, 67, 70, 71, 94
dye laser, 173
excimer laser, 37
transition metal solid-state laser, 227, 231,
243,247,252
Etalon, 10, 13, 20, 28, 48, 186, 286, 372, 376,
380, 383, 391,392, 399, 402-404, 418,
421-423,429
dispersion, 28
finesse, 28
Excimer
laser transitions, 34
bandwidth, 34
rare gas, 41
rare gas halide, 37-41
Fabry-Perot
(see
Etalon)
Femtosecond
pulse free electron laser, 447
pulse dye lasers, 191-197
pulses, 194, 196-197
Forced oscillator
(see
Oscillator)
Fourier transform, 455
Frequency
absolute, 95
CO 2 laser, 99-136
stabilization, 79-95, 137-143, 189-192
Fresnel number, 16, 18
Gain, 352
bandwidth, 362-364
stripe, 360-362, 375
Gaussian
(see also
Transverse mode, single), 78,
296, 299, 300, 356, 458
Geometrics
cell, 176-177
excitation, 175-176
Grating
(see
Diffraction grating)
Group velocity dispersion (GVD), 23, 192, 194
Heat capacity
A1203, 249
BeAI204, 254
GSGG, 272

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