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Compiled by John F. Buydos

Science Reference Section
Science and Technology Division
Library of Congress
10 First Street, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540

TB 92-5
October 1992


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."


      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.,

            See also headings of different types of lasers, i.e., CHEMICAL

            See also headings of specific gas lasers, i.e., ARGON LASERS;
      HOLOGRAPHY (Relevant)
      OPTICAL RADAR (Relevant)
      OPTICAL SCANNERS (Relevant)
      PICOSECOND PULSES (Relevant)
      NONLINEAR OPTICS (Related)
      QUANTUM OPTICS (Related)
      QUANTUM THEORY (Related)
      ELECTROOPTICS (More general)
      LIGHT AMPLIFIERS (More general)
      LIGHT SOURCES (More general)
      OPTOELECTRONICS (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

      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.


      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
                  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

                           ***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

      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

      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>


      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

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      Hecht, Jeff.  Excimer lasers produce powerful ultraviolet pulses.  Laser
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      Higgins, Thomas V.  Nondestructive testing comes to life with
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                      ***ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION***

      American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
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      FAX: (715) 848-2493

      Laser and Electro-optics Manufacturers' Association
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      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

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