(Ed.), Tunable Laser Applications, Third Edition (CRC, New York, 2016)
This updated, improved, and refined edition of Tunable Laser Applications focuses on the architecture and technology of practical tunable coherent sources and on detailed discussions of
applications of these widely tunable sources. Particular emphasis is given to biomedical and medical applications. This third edition includes: 14 chapters, 150 figures (many of them large multiple figures), 38 tables (many of them extensive), 282 equations, more than 1500 references, and an extensive index.
Tunable Laser Applications, 3rd Edition, describes the use of tunable lasers in the following medical applications and fields: acne treatment, cancer diagnosis, cancer phototherapy, cardiology, dermatology, hemoglobin, hemangiomas, human papilloma, hypertrophic scars, inflammatory skin diseases, keloids, kidney stones, lithotripsy, nanobiophotonics, OCT imaging, ophthalmology, photodynamic therapy (PDT), pigmented lesions, psoriasis, tattoo removal, surgery, telangiectases, urology, vascular lesions, and more. An additional complementary emphasis is the expert and in depth discussion and description of several state-of-the-art microscopy techniques.
Spectroscopic Applications of Pulsed Tunable Optical Parametric Oscillators, B. J. Orr, J. G. Haub, Y. He,
and R. T. White (pp. 17-142; 666 references).
Solid-State Organic Dye Lasers, A. Costela, I. García-Moreno, and R. Sastre (pp. 143-176; 84 references).
Organic Dye-Doped Polymer-Nanoparticle Tunable Lasers,
F. J. Duarte and R. O. James (pp. 177-201; 92 references).
Broadly Tunable Dispersive External-Cavity Semiconductor Lasers, F. J. Duarte (pp. 203-241; 130 references).
Tunable Fiber Lasers, T. M. Shay and F. J. Duarte (pp. 243-261; 43 refrerences).
Fiber Laser Overview and Medical Applications, S. Popov (pp. 263-292; 118 references).
Medical Applications of Organic Dye Lasers, A. Costela, I. García-Moreno, and C. Gómez (pp. 293-313; 89 references).
Tunable Laser Microscopy, F. J. Duarte (pp. 315-328; 36 references).
Interferometric Imaging, F. J. Duarte (pp. 329-369; 45 references).
Tunable Laser Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation, F. J. Duarte (pp. 371-384; 50 references).
Coherent Electrically-Excited Organic Semiconductors, F. J. Duarte (pp. 385-404; 53 references).
Multiple-Prism Arrays and Multiple-Prism Beam Expanders: Laser Optics and Scientific Applications, F. J. Duarte (pp. 405-423; 67 references).
Optical Quantities and Conversion of Units, F. J. Duarte (pp. 425-428; 6 references).
Index (pp. 429-438).
"... a comprehensive and detailed foray into tunable lasers and their applications. ... a worthy addition to the bookshelf of the academic or student. I would buy it for chapter two alone."
Tim Schmidt, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
"... stimulating and could lead to self-improvement to Ph.D research scholars, technicians, and students working in the area of robust design of solid-state dye lasers and applications. ... very useful."
Dr. Alok K. Ray, Outstanding Scientist and Head, Tunable Laser Section, Laser and Plasma Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, and Senior Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute, India
"... an encyclopedic compilation ... invaluable for researchers as a work of reference to get a survey of this dynamic field of research or, as the authors state, as a primer for those interested in getting acquainted with this topic."
Andreas Fix, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Broadly tunable lasers continue to have a tremendous impact in many and diverse
fields of science and technology. From a renaissance in laser spectroscopy, to Bose–
Einstein condensation, the one nexus is … the tunable laser. In this regard, numerous
applications, from physics, to isotope separation, and all the way to medicine, depend
on the tunable laser. This third edition includes 14 chapters. In this collection of
chapters, two chapters are new, and all the other chapters have been updated and
extended in their coverage. The subject matter ranges from the physics of tunable
coherent sources and coherent microscopic instrumentation to exciting applications
such as astronomy, defense, medicine, laser isotope separation, microscopy, and
It is indeed a pleasure to offer to the scientific community this updated and
enlarged third edition of Tunable Laser Applications. As editor, I remain indebted
to all the contributing authors.
F. J. Duarte, Rochester, New York
A. Costela, Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano, CSIC, Spain.
F. J. Duarte, Interferometric Optics, Rochester, New York, USA.
I. García-Moreno, Instituto de Química Física "Rocasolano", CSIC, Spain.
C. Gómez, Instituto de Química Física “Rocasolano”, C.S.I.C. Madrid, Spain.
J. G. Haub, Laser Technologies Group Cyber & Electronic Warfare Division Defence Science and Technology Group Edinburgh, South Australia, Australia.
Y. He, National Measurement Institute Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and MQ Photonics Research Centre Department of Physics and Astronomy Macquarie University Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
R. O. James, Interferometric Optics, Rochester, New York, USA.
B. J. Orr, MQ Photonics Research Centre Department of Physics and Astronomy Macquarie University Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
S. Popov, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
R. Sastre, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, CSIC, Spain.
T. M. Shay, Shay Electro-Optical Engineering, Saint George, Utah, USA.
R. T. White, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing and School of Physical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
(Ed.), Tunable Laser Applications, Second Edition (CRC, New York, 2009)
This updated-enlarged edition of Tunable Laser Applications emphasizes spectroscopic, medical, and biomedical applications of tunable coherent sources. It includes: 15 chapters, 147 figures,36 tables, 280 equations, more than 1300 references, and an extensive index.
A brief list of corrections, for the readers of Tunable Laser Applications, is available in PDF form.
Introduction, F. J. Duarte (pp. 1-14; 113 references).
Spectroscopic Applications of Pulsed Tunable Optical Parametric Oscillators, B. J. Orr, Y. He, and R. T. White (pp. 15-95; 397 references).
Optical Parametric Devices: How They Operate
Nanosecond-Pulsed Optical Parametric Oscillators
Continuous-Wave Optical Parametric Oscillators
Ulrafast Optical Parametric Oscillators
Optical Parametric Devices for Spectroscopic Applications
Optical Bandwidth Control in Nanosecond-Pulsed OPOs
Factors Influencing Optical Bandwidth and Tunability
Injection-Seeded Pulsed OPOs: Early Days
Injection-Seeded Pulsed OPOs: Recent Progress
Spectroscopic Measurements Using OPOs
Spectroscopic Verification of OPO Performance
OPO Spectroscopic Sensing of Atoms and Molecules
CARS Microscopy: A Biomedical Application of OPOs
New Frontiers for OPO Spectroscopy
Solid-State Dye Lasers, A. Costela, I. García-Moreno, and R. Sastre (pp. 97-120; 50 references).
Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials
Silicon-Modified Organic Matrices
Polymers with Nano and Microparticles
Tunable Lasers Based on Dye-Doped Polymer Gain Media Incorporating Homogeneous Distributions of Functional Nanoparticles,
F. J. Duarte and R. O. James (pp. 121-142; 80 references).
Tunable Laser Oscillator Review
Synthesis of DDPN Laser Gain Media
Experimental Results and Laser Emission
Invisibility of Nanoparticle Distributions in the Visible Electromagnetic Spectrum
Broadly Tunable Dispersive External-Cavity Semiconductor Lasers, F. J. Duarte (pp. 143-177; 106 references).
Dispersive Oscillator Cavities
Interference and Diffraction
Ray Transfer Matrices
Tuning Miniature MEMS-Driven Cavities
Tuning Using Bragg Gratings
Performance of Tunable External-Cavity Semiconductor Lasers
Performance of Ultrashort-Pulse External-Cavity Semiconductor Lasers
Tunable Fiber Lasers, T. M. Shay and F. J. Duarte (pp. 179-196; 37 refrerences).
Core and Cladding Pumped Fiber Lasers
Tunable Fiber Laser Configurations
Multiple-Prism Grating Configurations
Demostrated Tunable Fiber Laser Performance
Fiber Laser Overview and Medical Applications, S. Popov (pp. 197-226; 89 references).
Lasers in Medicine and Life Sciences
Principles, Types and Performance of Fiber Lasers
Co-Doped and ZBLAN Fiber Lasers
Supercontinuum Fiber Lasers
Making and Marking Tools and Instruments for the Medical Industry
Medical Applications of Dye Lasers, A. Costela, I. García-Moreno, and R. Sastre (pp. 227-243; 89 references).
Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions
Laser Treatment of Port-Wine Stains
Laser Treatment of Hemangiomas
Laser Treatment of Scars and Keliods
Laser Treatment of Tattoos
Dye Lasers for Photodynamic Therapy
Laser Safety in Medicine
Biological Microscopy With Ultrashort Laser Pulses, J. L. Thomas and W. Rudolph (pp. 245-280; 95 references).
Coherent Quantum Control in Microscopy
Microscopy With Time and Coherent Gating
Femtosecond Fiber Laser
External Storage Cavities
Multiphoton Fluorescence Microscopy
Four-Wave Mixing Microscopies
Pused, Tunable, Monochromatic X-Rays: Medical And Non-Medical Applications, F. E. Carroll (pp. 281-309; 41 references).
The Medical Free Electron Laser Program
How do Monochromatic X-Rays Differ from Other X-Ray Currently Available?
Desirable Design Characteristics for a Compact Practical Device
What About the Children?
Tunable Monochromatic Mammography in 3D
Phase Contrast Imaging
Military and Industrial Applications
Lithum Spectroscopy Using Tunable Diode Lasers, I. E. Olivares (pp. 311-339; 53 references).
Description of Saturated Absorption Spectroscopy
Detailed Saturation Absorption Calculations Using Matrix Elements
The Saturated Absorption Spectrometer
Using Diode Laser Resonance Ionization Spectroscopy
Lithium Isotope Separation Using Tunable Diode Lasers
Applications of Lithium Isotopes
Interferometric Imaging, F. J. Duarte (pp. 341-373; 38 references).
Densitometry in the Microscopic Domain
Detection of Surface Microdefects
Photographic Film Grain Structure
Assessment of Transmission Gratings and MTF
Theoretical Enhancement of the Resolution of Photodiode Arrays
Secure Interferometric Communications in Free Space
Interferometry in Textiles
Applications to Biomedicine
Multiple-Prism Arrays and Multiple-Prism Beam Expanders: Laser Optics and Scientific Applications, F. J. Duarte (pp. 375-378; 62 references).
Dispersion Theory of Multiple-Prism Arrays
The Interferometric Origing of Dispersion
Applications to Laser Optics
Applications to Laser Spectroscopy and Sequential Laser Excitation
Applications to Guide Stars and Astronomy
Applications to Pulse Compression and Ultrashort Pulse Lasers
Applications to Microscopy and Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy
Applications to Interferometry and Optical Metrology
Coherent Electrically-Excited Organic Semiconductors, F. J. Duarte (pp. 389-404; 41 references).