Item description for Tunable External Cavity Diode Lasers: Tunable Semiconductor Diode Lasers by Cunyun Ye & Ye Cunyun...
This is the first book on tunable external cavity semiconductor diode lasers, providing an up-to-date survey on the physics, technology, and performance of widely applicable coherent radiation sources of tunable external cavity diode lasers. The purpose is to provide a thorough account of the state-of-the-art of tunable external cavity diode lasers which is achieved by combining this account with basic concepts of semiconductor diode lasers and its tunability with monolithic structures. The practical and accessible information in this volume will enable the reader to study external cavity diode laser, to build up the systems of external cavity diode laser as well as to develop advanced systems for their particular applications. This book will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, scientists and engineers alike.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812560882 ISBN13 9789812560889
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badly phrased text Feb 8, 2007
The author explains how tunable external cavity diode lasers work, and why they are important. There are many practical uses, from communications to spectroscopy. Plus, having solid state lasers means that these are usually smaller than gas lasers giving the equivalent output. Hence the attraction of diode lasers. While the tunable aspect lets these be used in far more ways than a laser permanently fixed at one frequency.
The book gives good background in the general theory of heterostructure lasers. Like the different types of manufacturing processes, including MOCVD and MBE. While the theoretical designing of the band structure to optimise performance is also discussed. Some quantum mechanics is needed here to follow the narrative.
Unfortunately, the book suffers from being poorly edited. The author's native language appears not to be English. Many sentences are badly phrased. The meanings are clear, at least, but it's awkward to read. The book appears to have had a spell checker run through it. But nothing further. Spell checking usually only works on single words, and not on overall sentence construction. Some combination of the author and the editor dropped the ball.