Lasers with Nuclear Pumping
This book covers the history of lasers with nuclear pumping (Nuclear Pumped Lasers, NPLs). This book showcases the most important results and stages of NPL development in The Russian Federal Nuclear Center (VNIIEF) as well as other Russian and international laboratories, including laboratories in the United States. The basic science and technology behind NPLs along with potential applications are covered throughout the book.
As the first comprehensive discussion of NPLs, students, researchers, and application engineers interested in high energy lasers will find this book to be an extremely valuable source of information about these unique lasers.
Showcases the most important results and stages of NPL development not just in Russian Federal Nuclear Center, VNIIEF, but also in other Russian and foreign laboratoriesSystematizes the fragmented information accumulated during tens of years, that was frequently published in scientific editions or collected conference materials with limited circulationContains a historical overview of all the information published during the past 40 years on the subject of NPLs