LC Science Tracer Bullet
Science Reference Section
Science and Technology Division
Library of Congress
10 First Street, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540
The term laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser is an active electron device that converts input power into a very narrow, intense beam of coherent light. The essential elements of a laser include a laser medium, power supply, optical cavity or resonator, and output coupler. The laser medium consists of a collection of atoms, molecules, ions, or a crystalline solid or semiconducting crystal, that generates laser light. A carefully aligned laser mirror is added at each end of the collection of atoms to form an optical resonator, in which the lightwave can bounce back and forth many times. The input power excites the atoms of the optical resonator to a higher energy level. The pumping or excitation process delivers energy to excite the atoms of the laser medium out of their lowest quantum energy level into higher quantum energy levels. When an atom of the laser medium is excited, it temporarily occupies a higher energy level, and then subsequently falls to a lower energy state. In the process, the optical cavity or resonator forces the excited atoms to radiate in phase, and concentrates the light to stimulate the emission of laser radiation. As a result, light is emitted of a certain wavelength. Optical feedback elements allow a beam of radiation to either pass once through the laser medium (i.e., as in a laser amplifier) or bounce back and forth repeatedly through the laser medium, amplifying the light (i.e., as in a laser oscillator). An output coupler is a special mirror at one end of the laser that is constructed in such a way that some of the laser light escapes from the active medium.
Laser light is emitted in a directional beam, and can be produced from the x-ray through to the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared radiation parts of the spectrum. Characteristics often associated with laser light include having a narrow output beam (i.e., energy is focused with a lot of energy concentrated on a small area, thus producing high intensity inside the small area of the laser beam), monochromatic light (i.e., containing only a narrow range of wavelengths), and coherent emission (i.e., most of its optical spectrum is of the same wavelength and in-phase). Various types of lasers differ according to characteristics such as output wavelength or wavelengths, output power, duration of emission (i.e., pulsed or continuous), beam divergence and size, coherence, efficiency, and power requirements.
Laser applications include materials working (i.e., cutting, welding, drilling, and otherwise modifying industrial materials, including both metals and nonmetals), communications and information processing, medicine, measurement and inspection, data capture, surveying, marking, and alignment, printing and graphics, laser weaponry, isotope enrichment, holography, inertial confinement fusion, spectroscopy and atomic physics, and plasma diagnostics.
This guide supersedes TB 80-6 in providing a review of the literature in the Library of Congress on lasers and their applications. Not intended as a comprehensive bibliography, the guide is designed—as the name of the series implies—to put the reader "on target."
***INTRODUCTIONS*** Hecht, Jeff. The laser guidebook. 2nd ed. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, 1992. 498 p. TA1683.H43 1992 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. Hecht, Jeff. Understanding lasers. 2nd ed. Indianapolis, Ind., H. W. Sams, c1988. 433 p. TA1675.H435 1988 <SciRR> Lasers: invention to application. John R. Whinnery, symposium chairman; Jesse H. Ausubel, H. Dale Langford, editors; National Academy of Engineering. Washington, National Academy Press, 1987. 134 p. TA1684.L33 1987 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. Muncheryan, Hrand M. Laser and optoelectronic engineering. New York, Hemisphere Pub. Corp., c1991. 371 p. TA1675.M85 1991 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. ***SUBJECT HEADINGS used by the Library of Congress, under which books on lasers can be located in most card, book, and online catalogs, include the following: LASERS (Highly relevant) See also headings beginning with the words LASER or LASERS, i.e., LASER BEAM CUTTING; LASER BEAMS; LASER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS; LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETER; LASER ENDOSCOPY; LASER FUSION; LASER INDUSTRY; LASER INTERFEROMETERS; LASER MATERIALS; LASER PLASMAS; LASER PULSES, ULTRASHORT; LASER SPECTROSCOPY; LASER TRANSITIONS; LASER WELDING; LASERS IN BIOLOGY; LASERS IN MEDICINE; LASERS IN SURVEYING; LASERS IN SURGERY; See also headings of different types of lasers, i.e., CHEMICAL LASERS; DYE LASERS; FAR INFRARED LASERS; FREE ELECTRON LASERS; GAMMA RAY LASERS; GAS LASERS; HIGH POWER LASERS; IODINE LASERS; INJECTION LASERS; MODE-LOCKED LASERS; ND-YAG LASERS; NEODYMIUM GLASS LASERS; RARE EARTH LASERS; RUBY LASERS; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; SOLID-STATE LASERS; TUNABLE LASERS; X-RAY LASERS See also headings of specific gas lasers, i.e., ARGON LASERS; CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS; CARBON MONOXIDE LASERS; EXCIMER LASERS; GASDYNAMIC LASERS; HELIUM-MERCURY LASERS; HELIUM-NEON LASERS; METAL VAPOR LASERS; MOLECULAR GAS LASERS; PLASMA LASERS ATMOSPHERE—LASER OBSERVATIONS (Relevant) CARTOGRAPHY—LASER USE IN (Relevant) FINGERPRINTS—LASER USE IN (Relevant) HOLOGRAPHY (Relevant) LASER-PLASMA INTERACTIONS (Relevant) METALLURGY—LASER USE IN (Relevant) MEDICAL LASER INDUSTRY (Relevant) NEGATIVE TEMPERATURE (Relevant) NUCLEAR-PUMPED LASERS (Relevant) OPTICAL RADAR (Relevant) OPTICAL SCANNERS (Relevant) OPTICAL STORAGE DEVICES (Relevant) OPTOACOUSTIC SPECTROSCOPY (Relevant) PHOTOTHERMAL SPECTROSCOPY (Relevant) PICOSECOND PULSES (Relevant) PRECIPITATION (METEOROLOGY)—LASER OBSERVATIONS (Relevant) SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY—LASER USE IN (Relevant) TIME-RESOLVED SPECTROSCOPY (Relevant) NONLINEAR OPTICS (Related) QUANTUM ELECTRONICS (Related) QUANTUM OPTICS (Related) QUANTUM THEORY (Related) ELECTROOPTICAL DEVICES (More general) ELECTROOPTICS (More general) LIGHT AMPLIFIERS (More general) LIGHT SOURCES (More general) OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES (More general) OPTOELECTRONICS (More general) PHOTOELECTRONIC DEVICES (More general) ***BASIC TEXTS*** Das, Pankaj K. Lasers and optical engineering. New York, Springer-Verlag, c1991. 470 p. TA1677.D37 1991 <SciRR> Bibliography: p. 459-462. Encyclopedia of lasers and optical technology. Robert A. Meyers, editor. San Diego, Academic Press, c1991. 764 p. TA1509.E53 1991 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. Gibilisco, Stan. Understanding lasers. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1989. 169 p. TA1675.G53 1989 <SciRR> Bibliography: p. 164. Hallmark, Clayton L., and Delton T. Horn. Lasers—the light fantastic. 2nd ed. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1987. 278 p. TA1675.H35 1987 Hitz, C. Breck. Understanding laser technology: an intuitive introduction to basic and advanced laser concepts. Tulsa, Okla., PennWell Books, c1985. 226 p. TA1675.H58 1985 <SciRR> Bibliography: p. 222. 2nd ed. published in 1992. Introduction to lasers. 2nd ed. Waco, Tex., Center for Occupational Research and Development, 1986. 283 p. (Laser/electro-optics technology series, v. 1) TA1675.I58 1986 Includes bibliographical references. Lasers and light; readings from Scientific American. With introductions by Arthur L. Schawlow. San Francisco, W. H. Freeman, 1969. 376 p. QC351.L35 <SciRR> Bibliography: p. 361-371. Laurence, Clifford L. The laser book: a new technology of light. New York, Prentice Hall, c1986. 208 p. TA1680.L38 1986 Bibliography: p. 197-199. Lugomer, Stjepan. Laser technology: laser driven processes. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice Hall, c1990. 449 p.TA1677.L84 1990 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. Siegman, A. E. Lasers. Mill Valley, Calif., University Science Books, c1986. 1283 p. TA1675.S5 1986 Includes bibliographical references. Wilson, J., and J. F. B. Hawkes. Lasers, principles and applications. New York, Prentice Hall, 1987. 308 p. TA1675.W55 1987 Includes bibliographical references. ***ADDITIONAL TITLES*** Analogies in optics and micro electronics: selected contributions on recent developments. Edited by Willem van Haeringen and Daan Lenstra. Dordrecht, Netherlands, Boston, Kluwer Academic, c1990. 261 p. TA1675.A49 1990 Includes bibliographical references. Bone, Jan. Opportunities in laser technology careers. Lincolnwood, Ill., VGM Career Horizons, c1989. 148 p. TA1677.B66 1988 Bibliography: p. 136-148. Hecht, Jeff. Laser pioneers. Boston, Academic Press, c1992. 298 p. Bibliography: p. 285-289. TA1677.H43 1992 Rev. ed. of Laser pioneer interviews (1985). Horn, Delton T. Laser experimenter's handbook. 2nd. ed. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1988. 167 p. TA1675.H67 1988 Iannini, Robert E. Build your own working fiberoptic, infrared, and laser space-age projects. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1987. 262 p. TA1680.I18 1987 Industrial lasers. Dearborn, Mich., Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Publications Development Dept., c1986. 530 p. TA1674.I53 1986 Light and its uses: making and using lasers, holograms, interferometers, and instruments of dispersion: readings from Scientific American. With introductions by Jearl Walker. San Francisco, W. H. Freeman, 1980. 147 p. TA1688.L53 <SciRR> Bibliography: p. 143-144. Luxon, James T., and David E. Parker. Industrial lasers and their applications. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice Hall, c1992. 301 p. TA1677.L89 1992 Includes bibliographical references. Mauldin, John H. Light, lasers, and optics. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1988. 243 p. QC358.M38 1988 <SciRR> Bibliography: p. 221-235. McComb, Gordon. The laser cookbook: 88 practical projects. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, 1988. 404 p. TA1675.M39 1988 Bibliography: p. 386-390. Milonni, Peter W., and Joseph H. Eberly. Lasers. New York, Wiley, c1988. 731 p. QC688.M55 1988 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. Safford, Edward L., and John A. McCann. Fiberoptics and laser handbook. 2nd ed. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1988. 236 p. TA1800.S24 1988 <SciRR> Scruby, C. B., and L. E. Drain. Laser ultrasonics: techniques and applications. Bristol, England, Philadelphia, A. Hilger, c1990. 447 p. TA1677.S39 1990 Includes bibliographical references. Selected papers on laser design. Hugo Weichel, editor. Bellingham, Wash., SPIE Optical Engineering Press, c1991. 700 p. (SPIE milestone series, v. MS 29) TA1677.S415 1991 Includes bibliographical references. A reprint collection of outstanding papers from the world literature on optical and optoelectronic science, engineering, and technology. Sliney, David H., and Myron Wolbarsht. Safety with lasers and other optical sources: a comprehensive handbook. New York, Plenum Press, c1980. 1035 p. TA1677.S44 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. Svelto, Orazio. Principles of lasers. 3rd ed. Translated from Italian and edited by David C. Hanna. New York, Plenum, c1989. 494 p. QC688.S913 1989 <SciRR> Translation of Principi dei laser. Includes bibliographical references. Verdeyen, Joseph Thomas. Laser electronics. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice Hall, c1989. 622 p. TA1675.V47 1989 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. Winburn, D. C. Practical laser safety. 2nd ed., rev. and expanded. New York, M. Dekker, 1990. 241 p. (Occupational safety and health, 11) TA1677.W56 1990 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. Winburn, D. C. What every engineer should know about lasers. New York, M. Dekker, c1987. 203 p. (What every engineer should know, v. 22) TA1675.W56 1987 Yariv, Amnon. Quantum electronics. 3rd ed. New York, Wiley, c1989. 676 p. QC688.Y37 1989 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. ***SPECIALIZED TITLES*** American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. A guide for control of laser hazards. 4th ed. Cincinnati, Ohio, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, 1990. 73 p. Bibliography: p. 71-72. TA1677.A48 1990 Anderberg, Bengt, and Myron L. Wolbarsht. Laser weapons: the dawn of a new military age. New York, Plenum Press, c1992. 244 p. Bibliography: p. 231-232. UG486.A53 1992 Brau, Charles A. Free-electron lasers. Boston, Academic Press, c1990. 420 p. (Advances in electronics and electron physics. Supplement, 22) TA1693.B74 1990 Includes bibliographical references. Chemical lasers. N. G. Basov and others. Berlin, New York, Springer-Verlag, c1990. 370 p. TA1690.C47 1990 Bibliography: p. 347-368. Dye lasers. 3rd enl. and rev. ed. Edited by F. P. Schafer, with contributions by K. H. Drexhage and others. Berlin, New York, Springer-Verlag, c1990. 244 p. (Topics in applied physics, v. 1) Bibliography: p. 221-234. TA1690.D84 1990 Elton, Raymond C. X-ray lasers. Boston, Academic Press, c1990. 287 p. Includes bibliographical references. TA1707.E37 1990 High power lasers. Edited by A. Niku-Lari and B. L. Mordike. Oxford, New York, Pergamon Press, 1989. 335 p. TA1677.H535 1989 Includes bibliographical references. Infrared absorbing dyes. Edited by Masaru Matsuoka. New York, Plenum Press, c1990. 220 p. TA1690.I53 1990 Includes bibliographical references. Jain, Kanti. Excimer laser lithography. Bellingham, Wash., SPIE Optical Engineering Press, c1990. 212 p. TA1695.J35 1990 Bibliography: p. 193-207. Laser applications in medicine and biology. v. 1- New York, Plenum Press, 1971- irregular. R857.L37L37 <SciRR> Laser microfabrication: thin film processes and lithography. Edited by Daniel J. Ehrlich, Jeffrey Y. Tsao. Boston, Academic Press, c1989. 587 p. Includes bibliographical references. TA1677.L366 1989 Ohtsu, Motoichi. Highly coherent semiconductor lasers. Boston, Artech House, c1992. 340 p. TA1700.O38 1991 Includes bibliographical references. Optical fibre lasers and amplifiers. Edited by P. W. France. Glasgow, Blackie; Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press, 1991. 259 p.TA1677.F53 1991 Includes bibliographical references. Roberson, C. W., and P. Sprangle. A review of free electron lasers. Washington, Naval Research Laboratory, 1990. 143 p. TA1693.R63 1990 Published in Physics of fluids, 1, 3, (1989). Bibliography: p. 132-143. Selected papers on CO2 lasers. James D. Evans, editor. Bellingham, Wash., SPIE Optical Engineering Press, c1990. 547 p. (SPIE milestone series, v. MS 22) TA1695.S45 1990 Includes bibliographical references. Selected papers on solid state lasers. Richard C. Powell, editor. Bellingham, Wash., SPIE Optical Engineering Press, c1991. 476 p. (SPIE milestone series, v. MS 31) TA1705.S44 1991 Includes bibliographical references. Semiconductor diode lasers. v. 1- Edited by William Streifer, Michael Ettenberg. New York, IEEE Press, c1991- TA1700.S44 1991 Includes bibliographical references. Sigmond, J., and Marten Terpstra, eds. High-power lasers: improvements and applications: a literature study. London, New York, Elsevier Applied Science, c1988. 226 p. TA1677.S42 1988 Bibliography: p. 225-226. A compilation of patents and patent applications and some technical and scientific literature published on high-power lasers from January 1980 to January 1986. Steen, W. M. Laser material processing. London, New York, Springer-Verlag, c1991. 266 p. TA1677.S73 1991 Includes bibliographical references. ***HANDBOOKS*** Arecchi, F. T., and E. O. Schulz-Dubois, eds. Laser handbook. v. 1-6. Amsterdam, North-Holland Pub. Co., New York, American Elsevier Pub. Co., 1972-1990. TA1675.A73 Includes bibliographical references. Gas lasers. Editor, Marvin J. Weber. Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press, c1982. 575 p. (CRC handbook of laser science and technology, v. 2) TA1695.G34 1982 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. Handbook of molecular lasers. Edited by Peter K. Cheo. New York, M. Dekker, c1987. 652 p. (Optical engineering, 14) TA1695.H36 1987 Includes bibliographical references. Handbook of solid-state lasers. Edited by Peter K. Cheo. New York, M. Dekker, 1988, c1989. 619 p. (Optical engineering, v. 18) Includes bibliographical references. TA1705.H36 1989 The Industrial laser handbook. New York, Springer-Verlag, 1992-1993 ed.- biennial. TA1671.I53 <SciRR> Laser and electron beam material processing: handbook. N. Rykalin and others. Moscow, Mir Publishers, c1988. 591 p. TA1677.L38813 1988 Translation of Lazernaia i elektronno-luchevaia obrabotka materialov. Includes bibliographical references. Laser focus with fiberoptic technology buyers' guide. Westford, Mass., Laser Focus, 1965- annual. TA1674.L37 <SciRR> Lasers. Editor, Marvin J. Weber. Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press, c1991. 595 p. (CRC handbook of laser science and technology. Supplement, 1) TA1675.L378 1991 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. Lasers and masers. Editor, Marvin J. Weber. Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press, c1982. 552 p. (CRC Handbook of laser science and technology, v. 1) TA1675.L38 1982 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. Optical materials. Editor, Marvin J. Weber. Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press, c1986-c1987. 3 v. (CRC handbook of laser science and technology, v. 3-5) QC374.O66 1986 <SciRR> Includes bibliographical references. Contents:—pt. 1. Nonlinear optical properties/radiation damage—pt. 2. Properties—pt. 3. Applications, coating, and fabrication. ***CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS*** International Conference on Lasers. Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers. McLean, Va., STS Press, Society for Optical & Quantum Electronics, 1978- annual. TA1673.I5578a Modeling and simulation of laser systems II: proceedings, 23-24 January 1991, Los Angeles, California. Alvin D. Schnurr, chair/editor; Sponsored by SPIE-the International Society for Optical Engineering. Bellingham, Wash., The Society, 1991. 351 p. (SPIE proceedings series, v. 1415) TA1673.M629 1991 Includes bibliographical references. Short-pulse high-intensity lasers and applications: 22-23 January 1991, Los Angeles, California. Hector A. Baldis, chair/editor; Sponsored and published by SPIE—the International Society for Optical Engineering. Bellingham, Wash., SPIE, c1991. 145 p. (SPIE—the International Society for Optical Engineering: Proceedings, v. 1413) TA1673.S53 1991 Includes bibliographical references. Part of a four-conference program ... held at SPIE's Symposium on High-Power Lasers, a part of OE/LASE '91, 20-25-January 1991. ***TECHNICAL REPORTS and other types of literature are indexed in the following guides: Government Reports Announcements & Index (1946-) Z7916.G78 <SciRR A&I> and CD-ROM <SciRR> See: Lasers Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895-) Z1233.A18 <SciRR A&I> See: Lasers The following selected technical reports are available in the microform collection of the Science Reading Room. They are sold by the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161. Boeck, H. Laser surveillance system (LASSY). Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency, 1991. 13 p. (IAEAR4273F) DE92615187 <SciRR> Govindaraju, Madhav Rao, and others. Laser coating of composites for enhanced wear and corrosion resistance. Final rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 91. Ames, Iowa, Laser Science Co., 1992. 53p. (ARO290441MSSBI) (DAAL0391C0040) ADA2492312 <SciRR> Kautz, D. D., and others. Preliminary cutting and drilling studies using new generation lasers. Livermore, Calif., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1992. 5 p. (UCRLJC109918) (CONF9111894) DE92009681 <SciRR> Proceedings of the Tokyo international symposium '90 on free electron lasers. Tokyo, Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., 1991. 148 p. (JAERIM91141) (CONF-900168) DE92751037 <SciRR> JAERI free electron symposium, Tokyo (Japan), 29-30 Jan 1990. Torczynski, J. R., and D. R. Neal. Transient gas motion in nuclear-reactor-pumped lasers: computational and experimental results. Albuquerque, N.M., Sandia National Laboratories, 1991. 26p. (SAND911441C) (CONF9206051) DE92002357 <SciRR> ***BIBLIOGRAPHIES*** Bibliography of Soviet laser developments, March-April 1988. Washington, Defense Intelligence Agency, Directorate for Scientific and Technical Intelligence, 1990. 110 p. (DIADST2700Z00290) ADA2277887 <SciRR> Dorros, Gerald, and Darrell Seeley. Understanding lasers: a basic manual for medical practitioners including an extensive bibliography of medical applications. Mt. Kisco, N.Y., Futura Pub. Co., 1991. 176 p. R857.L37D667 1990 <SciRR> Bibliography: p. 73-169. Gomersall, Alan. Lasers in materials processing: a bibliography of a developing technology. Kempston, Bedford, UK, IFS (Publications); Berlin, New York, Springer-Verlag, 1986. 167 p. Z5838.L3G65 1986 ***ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES that index relevant journal articles and other literature under the subject heading LASERS are listed below. Consult reference librarian for location of these materials in Science Reading Room; some are available in CD-ROM format. Applied Science & Technology Index (1913-) Z7913.I7<SciRR A&I> and CD-ROM <SciRR> Biological Abstracts (1926-) QH301.B37 <SciRR A&I> Biological Abstracts/RRM (1980-) Z5321.B672 <SciRR A&I> Biological & Agricultural Index (1916-) Z5073.A46 <SciRR A&I> and CD-ROM <SciRR> Chemical Abstracts (1907-) QD1.A51 <SciRR A&I> Current Physics Index (1975-) Z7143.C87 <SciRR A&I> Current Technology Index (1962-) Z7913.B7 <SciRR A&I> Electrical & Electronics Abstracts (1898-) Z5833.E37 <SciRR A&I> and CD-ROM <SciRR> Energy Research Abstracts (1976-) Z5853.P83U544b <SciRR A&I> Engineering Index (1884-) Z5851.E62 <SciRR A&I> and CD-ROM <SciRR> General Science Index (1978-) Z7401.G46 <SciRR A&I> INIS Atomindex (1970-) Z7144.N8I18 <SciRR A&I> Index Medicus (1960-) Z6660.I422 <SciRR A&I> and CD-ROM <SciRR> International Aerospace Abstracts (1961-) TL500.I57 <SciRR A&I> Journal of Current Laser Abstracts (1964-) TK7871.3.J65 <SciRR A&I> Magazine Index (1980-) Available in several formats in LC Physics Abstracts (1898-) QC1.P46 <SciRR A&I> and CD-ROM <SciRR> Physics Briefs (1979-) QC1.P6535 Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (1900-) AI3.R48<B&E> Referativnyi Zhurnal. 18, Fizika (1954-) QC1.A419633<EurRR> Referativnyi Zhurnal. 24, Radiotekhnika (1967-) Z7222.R43<EurRR> Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts (1960-) TK7800.S6 SPIE Publication Index (1990-) Z7144.O6S66 <SciRR> ***JOURNALS that often contain articles relevant to lasers include: Applied Optics QC350.O62 Applied Physics. B. Photophysics and Laser Chemistry QC1.A734 Applied Physics Letters QC1.A74 Chinese Physics. Lasers QC685.C47 European Electro-Optics TA1501.L375 IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics TK7800.I53 IEEE Photonics Technology Letters Review Before Binding <N&CPR> Journal of Applied Physics QC1.J83 Journal of Soviet Laser Research TA1501.J68 Laser and Electro-Optic Reviews TK7871.3.L336 Lasers & Optronics TA1671.L376 Laser and Particle Beams QC689.5.L37L38 Laser Chemistry QD701.L35 Laser Focus World TA1501.L37 Laser Focus World. European Supplement TA1501.L375 Lasers in Engineering TA367.5.L37 Lasers in the Life Sciences Review Before Binding <N&CPR> Laser Physics QC685.L29 Laser Report Current Issues Only <N&CPR> Medical Industry Laser Report Current Issues Only <N&CPR> Optical and Quantum Electronics TA1671.O68 Optical Engineering TR692.5.S65 Optics and Laser Technology QC350.O66 Optics and Spectroscopy QC350.O6813 Optics Communications QC350.O684 Optics Letters QC350.O663 Physical Review A QC1.P42 Physical Review Letters QC1.P43 ***REPRESENTATIVE JOURNAL ARTICLES*** Badawi, K. F., and others. Measurements of the main characteristics of a high power laser beam. Lasers in engineering, v. 1, no. 2, 1991: 75-88. TA367.5.L37 Brauch, U., and others. Influence of operating temperature on the power, divergence, and stress-induced birefringence in solar- pumped solid state lasers. Optical engineering, v. 31, May 1992: 1072-1078. TR692.5.S65 Dyakova, Yu., and S. Shavkunov. Russian laser market opens up. Laser report, v. 28, Apr. 15, 1992: 1, 6-7. Current Issues Only <N&CPR> Gottschalk, Mark A. Lasers light a path for military detection applications. Design news, v. 48, Apr. 20, 1992: 34, 36. TA175.D4 Krainov, V. V., and V. E. Yashin. Stabilization of laser-pulse energy by stimulated Brillouin scattering. Optics and spectroscopy, v. 70, June 1991: 771-773. QC350.O6813 Kubo, Tracy S., and Thomas J. Kane. Diode-pumped lasers at five eye- safe wavelengths. IEEE journal of quantum electronics, v. 28, Apr. 1992: 1033-1040. TK7800.I53 Leib, K. G., and B. J. Pernick. Optical testing of large windows for laser applications. Optics & laser technology, v. 24, June 1992: 123-127. QC350.O66 Malcolm, G. P. A., and A. I. Ferguson. Mode-locking of diode laser- pumped solid-state lasers. Optical and quantum electronics, v. 24, no. 7, 1992: 705-717. TA1671.O68 Mignon, Marc, and Emmanuel Desurvire. An analytical model for the determination of optimal output reflectivity and fiber length in erbium-doped fiber lasers. IEEE photonics technology letters, v. 4, Aug. 1992: 850-852. Review Before Binding<N&CPR> Mishchenko, S. A., and others. Lasing characteristics of excimer active media near the pumping threshold by a hard ionization source. Laser physics, v. 2, Feb. 1992: 19-26. QC685.L29 O'Connor, Leo. Laser probes work in varied environments. Mechanical engineering, v. 114, Apr. 1992: 20. TJ1.A72 Park, Namkyoo, and others. Linewidth and frequency jitter measurement of an erbium-doped fiber ring laser by using a loss-compensated, delayed self-heterodyne interferometer. Optics letters, v. 17, Sept. 15, 1992: 1274-1276. QC350.O663 Staromlynska, J. A double-element broad-band liquid crystal tunable filter; factors affecting contrast ratio. IEEE journal of quantum electronics, v. 28, Feb. 1992: 501-506. TK7800.I53 Tan, Weihan, and C. S. Liu. Raman and Brillouin scattering in the filaments in laser-irradiated plasma. Laser and particle beams, v. 10, no. 1, 1992: 15-22. QC689.5.L37L38 Vaccari, John A. Laser shocking extends fatigue life. American machinist, v. 136, July 1992: 62-64. TJ1.A5 Yanagawa, Toru, and others. Bactericidal effect of argon laser on various organisms. Lasers in the life sciences, v. 4, no. 4, 1992: 201-206. Review Before Binding <N&CPR> Zhitnev, Yu. N., and others. The pulsed homogeneous laser pyrolysis: determination of Arrhenius parameters of CHClF2 destruction basing on the model of physical and chemical processes. Laser chemistry, v. 11, no. 2, 1991: 71-81. QD701.L35 ***SELECTED MATERIALS available in the Science Reading Room pamphlet boxes include: Allario, Frank, and others. Laser remote sensing supports aviation safety. Laser focus world, v. 28, Apr. 1992: 59-68. Arons, Irving J. Will corneal sculpting with excimer lasers eliminate eyeglasses? Laser focus world, v. 28, Mar. 1992: 53-62. Hecht, Jeff. Excimer lasers produce powerful ultraviolet pulses. Laser focus world, v. 28, June 1992: 63-72. Higgins, Thomas V. Nondestructive testing comes to life with holography. Laser focus world, v. 28, Aug. 1992: 67-76. Higgins, Thomas V. Free-electron lasers edge toward practicality. Laser focus world, v. 28, May 1992: 113-124. Kales, David. Review and forecast of laser markets: 1992. Laser focus world, v. 28, Jan. 1992: 57-70. Messenger, Heather W., and Yvonne A. Carts. Outlook for 1992: user needs spur technical advances. Laser focus world, v. 28, Jan. 1992: 73-80. Takarabe, Mark. Precision sensing with lasers. Machine design, v. 64, July 23, 1992: 62-66. ***ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION*** American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery 2404 Stewart Sq. Wausau, WI 54401 Telephone: (715) 845-9283 FAX: (715) 848-2493 Laser and Electro-optics Manufacturers' Association 72 Mars St. San Francisco, CA 94114 Telephone: (415) 621-5776 Laser Institute of America 12424 Research Pkwy., Suite. 130 Orlando, FL 32826 Telephone: (407) 380-1553 and (800) 345-2737 FAX: (407) 380-5588 Optical Society of America 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036 Telephone: (202) 223-8130 FAX: (202) 223-1096 SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering P.O. Box 10 Bellingham, WA 98227-0010 Telephone: (206) 676-3290 FAX: (206) 733-2998
Note: This file has been edited for use on computer networks. This editing required the removal of diacritics, underlining, and fonts such as italicsand bold. You can obtain a copy of the original by writing to the Science Reference Section, at the address mentioned at the top of the document.Updated 4/29/94 (MC)
HTML markup by Walter Henry. Inference of cite and bold done without reference to printed original; any errors are mine.