Solid-State Lasers for Materials Processing
Basically, the first edition was expanded and errors corrected. The aim re mains to provide a reference book for technical information. I would like to thank all my colleagues for constructive comments. Also, I acknowledge support by projects 13 EU 104 and EU 226 of the German Federal Ministry for Research and Technology. In addition, results from the project BE 7997, supported by the European Commission, have been in cluded. Specifically, I thank Dr. Petermann, Institut für Laserphysik, University of Hamburg and Dr. Ackermann of the Research Institute in Idar-Oberstein for the proof-reading of Chap. 11 and 12, Dipl. Phys. Luft of Siemens AG, Regensburg for the constructive reading of Chap. 7, my colleagues S. Benz and Dr. Krönert of Heraeus Quarz-Schmelze, Hanau for checking Chap. 6, Dr. H.J. Hoffmann of Schott Glas, Mainz for looking at Chap. 4 and 13, and above all Prof. Dr. H. Weber of the Optical Institute, Technical University Berlin. Schramberg, January 2001 Reinhard Iffiänder Preface to the German Edition This book was written during my work in the field of solid-state laser de velopment for material processing. The main emphasis therefore lies in the compilation of physical and technical fundamentals of these lasers. The purpose of this book is to provide a specialized introduction to the field for engineers and technicians. It is not intended as a substitute for more detailed textbooks and specialized literat ure The bibliography gives details of many textbooks in the field of study.
Very valuable compendium of applications of lasers in materials processingExtensive data for the practitioner makes the book useful as a handbook