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Covering fundamental principles and the state of the art, this is a collection of reviews from experts in mid-infrared (mid-IR) coherent sources. Among the sources covered are optical parametric oscillators, difference frequency generators, and the most recent broadband crystalline, quantum cascade, and fiber lasers. The authors show how advances in mid-IR science and technology make these sources indispensable for a variety of applications.
Covers the most recent advances in mid-infrared optical science and technology
Is multidisciplinary by bringing together many aspects of mid-infrared technology in a comprehensive and focused volume
Covers both system engineering and development as well as applications
Is of interest to emerging scientific and technological applications in environment, photomedicine, photochemistry, life sciences, spectroscopy, safety and security