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The term laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser is an active electron device that converts input power into a very narrow, intense beam of coherent light. The essential elements of a laser include a laser medium, power supply, optical cavity or resonator, and output coupler. The laser medium consists of a collection of atoms, molecules, ions, or a crystalline solid or semiconducting crystal, that generates laser light. A carefully aligned laser mirror is added at each end of the collection of atoms to form an optical resonator, in which the lightwave can bounce back and forth many times. The input power excites the atoms of the optical resonator to a higher energy level. The pumping or excitation process delivers energy to excite the atoms of the laser medium out of their lowest quantum energy level into higher quantum energy levels. When an atom of the laser medium is excited, it temporarily occupies a higher energy level, and then subsequently falls to a lower energy state. In the process, the optical cavity or resonator forces the excited atoms to radiate in phase, and concentrates the light to stimulate the emission of laser radiation. As a result, light is emitted of a certain wavelength. Optical feedback elements allow a beam of radiation to either pass once through the laser medium (i.e., as in a laser amplifier) or bounce back and forth repeatedly through the laser medium, amplifying the light (i.e., as in a laser oscillator). An output coupler is a special mirror at one end of the laser that is constructed in such a way that some of the laser light escapes from the active medium.

Laser light is emitted in a directional beam, and can be produced from the x-ray through to the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared radiation parts of the spectrum. Characteristics often associated with laser light include having a narrow output beam (i.e., energy is focused with a lot of energy concentrated on a small area, thus producing high intensity inside the small area of the laser beam), monochromatic light (i.e., containing only a narrow range of wavelengths), and coherent emission (i.e., most of its optical spectrum is of the same wavelength and in-phase). Various types of lasers differ according to characteristics such as output wavelength or wavelengths, output power, duration of emission (i.e., pulsed or continuous), beam divergence and size, coherence, efficiency, and power requirements.

Laser applications include materials working (i.e., cutting, welding, drilling, and otherwise modifying industrial materials, including both metals and nonmetals), communications and information processing, medicine, measurement and inspection, data capture, surveying, marking, and alignment, printing and graphics, laser weaponry, isotope enrichment, holography, inertial confinement fusion, spectroscopy and atomic physics, and plasma diagnostics.

This guide supersedes TB 80-6 in providing a review of the literature in the Library of Congress on lasers and their applications. Not intended as a comprehensive bibliography, the guide is designed--as the name of the series implies--to put the reader "on target."

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INTRODUCTIONS TO THE TOPIC

Hecht, Jeff. The laser guidebook. 2nd ed. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, 1992. 498 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1683.H43 1992 <SciRR>
   ----- Understanding lasers. 2nd ed. Indianapolis, Ind., H. W. Sams, c1988. 433 p.
   TA1675.H435 1988 <SciRR>

Lasers: invention to application. John R. Whinnery, symposium chairman; Jesse H. Ausubel, H. Dale Langford, editors; National Academy of Engineering. Washington, National Academy Press, 1987. 134 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1684.L33 1987 <SciRR>

Muncheryan, Hrand M. Laser and optoelectronic engineering. New York, Hemisphere Pub. Corp., c1991. 371 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1675.M85 1991 <SciRR>

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SUBJECT HEADINGS

Subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which books on lasers can be located in most card, book, and online catalogs include the following:

Highly Relevant

LASERS
   See also headings beginning with the words LASER or LASERS, i.e.,
LASER BEAM CUTTING
LASER BEAMS
LASER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
LASER DOPPLER VELOCIMETER
LASER ENDOSCOPY
LASER FUSION
LASER INDUSTRY
LASER INTERFEROMETERS
LASER MATERIALS
LASER PLASMAS
LASER PULSES, ULTRASHORT
LASER SPECTROSCOPY
LASER TRANSITIONS
LASER WELDING
LASERS IN BIOLOGY
LASERS IN MEDICINE
LASERS IN SURVEYING
LASERS IN SURGERY
   See also headings of different types of lasers, i.e.,
CHEMICAL LASERS
DYE LASERS
FAR INFRARED LASERS
FREE ELECTRON LASERS
GAMMA RAY LASERS
GAS LASERS
HIGH POWER LASERS
IODINE LASERS
INJECTION LASERS
MODE-LOCKED LASERS
Nd-YAG LASERS
NEODYMIUM GLASS LASERS
RARE EARTH LASERS
RUBY LASERS
SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS
SOLID-STATE LASERS
TUNABLE LASERS
X-RAY LASERS
   See also headings of specific gas lasers, i.e.,
ARGON LASERS
CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS
CARBON MONOXIDE LASERS
EXCIMER LASERS
GASDYNAMIC LASERS
HELIUM-MERCURY LASERS
HELIUM-NEON LASERS
METAL VAPOR LASERS
MOLECULAR GAS LASERS
PLASMA LASERS

Relevant

ATMOSPHERE--LASER OBSERVATIONS
CARTOGRAPHY--LASER USE IN
FINGERPRINTS--LASER USE IN
HOLOGRAPHY
LASER-PLASMA INTERACTIONS
METALLURGY--LASER USE IN
MEDICAL LASER INDUSTRY
NEGATIVE TEMPERATURE
NUCLEAR-PUMPED LASERS
OPTICAL RADAR
OPTICAL SCANNERS
OPTICAL STORAGE DEVICES
OPTOACOUSTIC SPECTROSCOPY
PHOTOTHERMAL SPECTROSCOPY
PICOSECOND PULSES
PRECIPITATION (METEOROLOGY)--LASER OBSERVATIONS
SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY--LASER USE IN
TIME-RESOLVED SPECTROSCOPY

Related

NONLINEAR OPTICS
QUANTUM ELECTRONICS
QUANTUM OPTICS
QUANTUM THEORY

More General

ELECTROOPTICAL DEVICES
ELECTROOPTICS
LIGHT AMPLIFIERS
LIGHT SOURCES
OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES
OPTOELECTRONICS
PHOTOELECTRONIC DEVICES

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BASIC TEXTS

Das, Pankaj K. Lasers and optical engineering. New York, Springer-Verlag, c1991. 470 p.
   Bibliography: p. 459-462.
   TA1677.D37 1991 <SciRR>

Encyclopedia of lasers and optical technology. Robert A. Meyers, editor. San Diego, Academic Press, c1991. 764 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1509.E53 1991 <SciRR>

Gibilisco, Stan. Understanding lasers. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1989. 169 p.
   Bibliography: p. 164.
   TA1675.G53 1989 <SciRR>

Hallmark, Clayton L., and Delton T. Horn. Lasers--the light fantastic. 2nd ed. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1987. 278 p.
   TA1675.H35 1987

Hitz, C. Breck. Understanding laser technology: an intuitive introduction to basic and advanced laser concepts. Tulsa, Okla., PennWell Books, c1985. 226 p.
   Bibliography: p. 222.
   TA1675.H58 1985 <SciRR>
   2nd ed. published in 1992.

Introduction to lasers. 2nd ed. Waco, Tex., Center for Occupational Research and Development, 1986. 283 p. (Laser/electro-optics technology series, v. 1)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1675.I58 1986

Lasers and light; readings from Scientific American. With introductions by Arthur L. Schawlow. San Francisco, W. H. Freeman, 1969. 376 p.
   Bibliography: p. 361-371.
   QC351.L35 <SciRR>

Laurence, Clifford L. The laser book: a new technology of light. New York, Prentice Hall, c1986. 208 p.
   Bibliography: p. 197-199.
   TA1680.L38 1986

Lugomer, Stjepan. Laser technology: laser driven processes. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice Hall, c1990. 449 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1677.L84 1990 <SciRR>

Siegman, A. E. Lasers. Mill Valley, Calif., University Science Books, c1986. 1283 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1675.S5 1986

Wilson, J., and J. F. B. Hawkes. Lasers, principles and applications. New York, Prentice Hall, 1987. 308 p. T
   Includes bibliographical references.
   A1675.W55 1987

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ADDITIONAL TITLES

Analogies in optics and micro electronics: selected contributions on recent developments. Edited by Willem van Haeringen and Daan Lenstra. Dordrecht, Netherlands, Boston, Kluwer Academic, c1990. 261 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1675.A49 1990

Bone, Jan. Opportunities in laser technology careers. Lincolnwood, Ill., VGM Career Horizons, c1989. 148 p.
   Bibliography: p. 136-148.
   TA1677.B66 1988

Hecht, Jeff. Laser pioneers. Boston, Academic Press, c1992. 298 p.
   Bibliography: p. 285-289.
   TA1677.H43 1992
   Rev. ed. of Laser pioneer interviews (1985).

Horn, Delton T. Laser experimenter's handbook. 2nd. ed. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1988. 167 p.
   TA1675.H67 1988

Iannini, Robert E. Build your own working fiberoptic, infrared, and laser space-age projects. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1987. 262 p.
   TA1680.I18 1987

Industrial lasers. Dearborn, Mich., Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Publications Development Dept., c1986. 530 p.
   TA1674.I53 1986

Light and its uses: making and using lasers, holograms, interferometers, and instruments of dispersion: readings from Scientific American. With introductions by Jearl Walker. San Francisco, W. H. Freeman, 1980. 147 p.
   Bibliography: p. 143-144.
   TA1688.L53 <SciRR>

Luxon, James T., and David E. Parker. Industrial lasers and their applications. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice Hall, c1992. 301 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1677.L89 1992

Mauldin, John H. Light, lasers, and optics. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1988. 243 p.
   Bibliography: p. 221-235.
   QC358.M38 1988 <SciRR>

McComb, Gordon. The laser cookbook: 88 practical projects. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, 1988. 404 p.
   Bibliography: p. 386-390.
   TA1675.M39 1988

Milonni, Peter W., and Joseph H. Eberly. Lasers. New York, Wiley, c1988. 731 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC688.M55 1988 <SciRR>

Safford, Edward L., and John A. McCann. Fiberoptics and laser handbook. 2nd ed. Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., TAB Books, c1988. 236 p.
   TA1800.S24 1988 <SciRR>

Scruby, C. B., and L. E. Drain. Laser ultrasonics: techniques and applications. Bristol, England, Philadelphia, A. Hilger, c1990. 447 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1677.S39 1990

Selected papers on laser design. Hugo Weichel, editor. Bellingham, Wash., SPIE Optical Engineering Press, c1991. 700 p. (SPIE milestone series, v. MS 29)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1677.S415 1991
   A reprint collection of outstanding papers from the world literature on optical and optoelectronic science, engineering, and technology.

Sliney, David H., and Myron Wolbarsht. Safety with lasers and other optical sources: a comprehensive handbook. New York, Plenum Press, c1980. 1035 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1677.S44 <SciRR>

Svelto, Orazio. Principles of lasers. 3rd ed. Translated from Italian and edited by David C. Hanna. New York, Plenum, c1989. 494 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC688.S913 1989 <SciRR>
   Translation of Principi dei laser.

Verdeyen, Joseph Thomas. Laser electronics. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice Hall, c1989. 622 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1675.V47 1989 <SciRR>

Winburn, D. C. Practical laser safety. 2nd ed., rev. and expanded. New York, M. Dekker, 1990. 241 p. (Occupational safety and health, 11)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1677.W56 1990 <SciRR>
   ----- What every engineer should know about lasers. New York, M. Dekker, c1987. 203 p. (What every engineer should know, v. 22) TA1675.W56 1987

Yariv, Amnon. Quantum electronics. 3rd ed. New York, Wiley, c1989. 676 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC688.Y37 1989 <SciRR>

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SPECIALIZED TITLES

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. A guide for control of laser hazards. 4th ed. Cincinnati, Ohio, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, 1990. 73 p.
   Bibliography: p. 71-72.
   TA1677.A48 1990

Anderberg, Bengt, and Myron L. Wolbarsht. Laser weapons: the dawn of a new military age. New York, Plenum Press, c1992. 244 p.
   Bibliography: p. 231-232.
   UG486.A53 1992

Brau, Charles A. Free-electron lasers. Boston, Academic Press, c1990. 420 p. (Advances in electronics and electron physics. Supplement, 22)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1693.B74 1990

Chemical lasers. N. G. Basov and others. Berlin, New York, Springer-Verlag, c1990. 370 p.
   Bibliography: p. 347-368.
   TA1690.C47 1990

Dye lasers. 3rd enl. and rev. ed. Edited by F. P. Schafer, with contributions by K. H. Drexhage and others. Berlin, New York, Springer-Verlag, c1990. 244 p. (Topics in applied physics, v. 1)
   Bibliography: p. 221-234.
   TA1690.D84 1990

Elton, Raymond C. X-ray lasers. Boston, Academic Press, c1990. 287 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1693.B74 1990

High power lasers. Edited by A. Niku-Lari and B. L. Mordike. Oxford, New York, Pergamon Press, 1989. 335 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1677.H535 1989

Infrared absorbing dyes. Edited by Masaru Matsuoka. New York, Plenum Press, c1990. 220 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1690.I53 1990

Jain, Kanti. Excimer laser lithography. Bellingham, Wash., SPIE Optical Engineering Press, c1990. 212 p.
   Bibliography: p. 193-207.
   TA1695.J35 1990

Laser applications in medicine and biology. v. 1- New York, Plenum Press, 1971- irregular.
   R857.L37L37 <SciRR>

Laser microfabrication: thin film processes and lithography. Edited by Daniel J. Ehrlich, Jeffrey Y. Tsao. Boston, Academic Press, c1989. 587 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1677.L366 198

Ohtsu, Motoichi. Highly coherent semiconductor lasers. Boston, Artech House, c1992. 340 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1700.O38 1991

Optical fibre lasers and amplifiers. Edited by P. W. France. Glasgow, Blackie; Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press, 1991. 259 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1677.F53 1991

Roberson, C. W., and P. Sprangle. A review of free electron lasers. Washington, Naval Research Laboratory, 1990. 143 p.
   Bibliography: p. 132-143.
   TA1693.R63 1990
   Published in Physics of fluids, 1, 3, (1989).

Selected papers on CO2 lasers. James D. Evans, editor. Bellingham, Wash., SPIE Optical Engineering Press, c1990. 547 p. (SPIE milestone series, v. MS 22)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1695.S45 1990

Selected papers on solid state lasers. Richard C. Powell, editor. Bellingham, Wash., SPIE Optical Engineering Press, c1991. 476 p. (SPIE milestone series, v. MS 31)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1705.S44 1991

Semiconductor diode lasers. v. 1- Edited by William Streifer, Michael Ettenberg. New York, IEEE Press, c1991-
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1700.S44 1991

Sigmond, J., and Marten Terpstra, eds. High-power lasers: improvements and applications: a literature study. London, New York, Elsevier Applied Science, c1988. 226 p.
   Bibliography: p. 225-226.
   TA1677.S42 1988
   A compilation of patents and patent applications and some technical and scientific literature published on high-power lasers from January 1980 to January 1986.

Steen, W. M. Laser material processing. London, New York, Springer-Verlag, c1991. 266 p.
   Includes bibliographical references
   TA1677.S73 1991

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HANDBOOKS

Arecchi, F. T., and E. O. Schulz-Dubois, eds. Laser handbook. v. 1-6. Amsterdam, North-Holland Pub. Co., New York, American Elsevier Pub. Co., 1972-1990.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1675.A73

Gas lasers. Editor, Marvin J. Weber. Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press, c1982. 575 p. (CRC handbook of laser science and technology, v. 2)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1695.G34 1982 <SciRR>

Handbook of molecular lasers. Edited by Peter K. Cheo. New York, M. Dekker, c1987. 652 p. (Optical engineering, 14)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1695.H36 1987

Handbook of solid-state lasers. Edited by Peter K. Cheo. New York, M. Dekker, 1988, c1989. 619 p. (Optical engineering, v. 18)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1705.H36 1989

The Industrial laser handbook. New York, Springer-Verlag, 1992-1993 ed.- biennial.
   TA1671.I53 <SciRR>

Laser and electron beam material processing: handbook. N. Rykalin and others. Moscow, Mir Publishers, c1988. 591 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.    TA1677.L38813 1988
   Translation of Lazernaia i elektronno-luchevaia obrabotka materialov.

Laser focus with fiberoptic technology buyers' guide. Westford, Mass., Laser Focus, 1965- annual.
   TA1674.L37 <SciRR>

Lasers. Editor, Marvin J. Weber. Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press, c1991. 595 p. (CRC handbook of laser science and technology. Supplement, 1)
   Includes bibliographical references
   TA1675.L378 1991 <SciRR>

Lasers and masers. Editor, Marvin J. Weber. Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press, c1982. 552 p. (CRC Handbook of laser science and technology, v. 1)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1675.L38 1982 <SciRR>

Optical materials. Editor, Marvin J. Weber. Boca Raton, Fla., CRC Press, c1986-c1987. 3 v. (CRC handbook of laser science and technology, v. 3-5)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   QC374.O66 1986 <SciRR>
   Contents:--pt. 1. Nonlinear optical properties/radiation damage--pt. 2. Properties--pt. 3. Applications, coating, and fabrication.

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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

International Conference on Lasers. Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers. McLean, Va., STS Press, Society for Optical & Quantum Electronics, 1978- annual.
   TA1673.I5578a

Modeling and simulation of laser systems II: proceedings, 23-24 January 1991, Los Angeles, California. Alvin D. Schnurr, chair/editor; Sponsored by SPIE-the International Society for Optical Engineering. Bellingham, Wash., The Society, 1991. 351 p. (SPIE proceedings series, v. 1415)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1673.M629 1991

Short-pulse high-intensity lasers and applications: 22-23 January 1991, Los Angeles, California. Hector A. Baldis, chair/editor; Sponsored and published by SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering. Bellingham, Wash., SPIE, c1991. 145 p. (SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering: Proceedings, v. 1413)
   Includes bibliographical references.
   TA1673.S53 1991
   Part of a four-conference program ... held at SPIE's Symposium on High-Power Lasers, a part of OE/LASE '91, 20-25-January 1991.

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TECHNICAL REPORTS

Technical reports and other types of literature are indexed in the following guides:

Government Reports Announcements & Index (1946-)
   Z7916.G78 <SciRR A&I> and <SciRR CD-ROM>
   See: Lasers

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (1895-)
   Z1233.A18 <SciRR A&I>
   See: Lasers

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SELECTED TECHNICAL REPORTS

The following selected technical reports are available in the microform collection of the Science Reading Room. They may also be purchased from the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161.

Boeck, H. Laser surveillance system (LASSY). Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency, 1991. 13 p. (IAEAR4273F)
   DE92615187 <SciRR>

Govindaraju, Madhav Rao, and others. Laser coating of composites for enhanced wear and corrosion resistance. Final rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 91. Ames, Iowa, Laser Science Co., 1992. 53p. (ARO290441MSSBI) (DAAL0391C0040)
   ADA2492312 <SciRR>

Kautz, D. D., and others. Preliminary cutting and drilling studies using new generation lasers. Livermore, Calif., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1992. 5 p. (UCRLJC109918) (CONF9111894)
   DE92009681 <SciRR>

Proceedings of the Tokyo international symposium '90 on free electron lasers. Tokyo, Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., 1991. 148 p. (JAERIM91141) (CONF-900168)
   DE92751037 <SciRR>
   JAERI free electron symposium, Tokyo (Japan), 29-30 Jan 1990.

Torczynski, J. R., and D. R. Neal. Transient gas motion in nuclear-reactor-pumped lasers: computational and experimental results. Albuquerque, N.M., Sandia National Laboratories, 1991. 26p. (SAND911441C) (CONF9206051)
   DE92002357 <SciRR>

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BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Bibliography of Soviet laser developments, March-April 1988. Washington, Defense Intelligence Agency, Directorate for Scientific and Technical Intelligence, 1990. 110 p. (DIADST2700Z00290)
   ADA2277887 <SciRR>

Dorros, Gerald, and Darrell Seeley. Understanding lasers: a basic manual for medical practitioners including an extensive bibliography of medical applications. Mt. Kisco, N.Y., Futura Pub. Co., 1991. 176 p.
   Bibliography: p. 73-169.
   R857.L37D667 1990 <SciRR>

Gomersall, Alan. Lasers in materials processing: a bibliography of a developing technology. Kempston, Bedford, UK, IFS (Publications); Berlin, New York, Springer-Verlag, 1986. 167 p.
   Z5838.L3G65 1986

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ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING SERVICES

Abstracting and indexing services that index relevant journal articles and other literature under the subject headings LASERS are listed below. Consult reference librarian for locations of these materials in Science Reading Room; some are available in CD-ROM format.

Applied Science & Technology Index (1913 - )
   Z7913.I7 <SciRR> and <SciRR CD-ROM>

Biological Abstracts (1926- )
   QH301.B37 <SciRR A&I>

Biological Abstracts/RRM (1980- )
   Z5321.B672 <SciRR A&I>

Biological & Agricultural Index (1916- )
   Z5073.A46 <SciRR A&I> and <SciRR CD-ROM>

Chemical Abstracts (1907- )
   QD1.A51 <SciRR A&I>

Current Physics Index (1975- )
   Z7143.C87 <SciRR A&I>

Current Technology Index (1962- )
   Z7913.B7 <SciRR A&I>

Electrical & Electronics Abstracts (1898- )
   Z5833.E37 <SciRR A&I> and <SciRR CD-ROM>

Energy Research Abstracts (1976- )
   Z5853.P83U544b <SciRR A&I>

Engineering Index (1884- )
   Z5851.E62 <SciRR A&I> and <SciRR CD-ROM>

General Science Index (1978- )
   Z7401.G46 <SciRR A&I>

INIS Atomindex (1970- )
   Z7144.N8I18 <SciRR A&I>

Index Medicus (1960- )
   Z6660.I422 <SciRR A&I> and <SciRR CD-ROM>

International Aerospace Abstracts (1961- )
   TL500.I57 <SciRR A&I>

Journal of Current Laser Abstracts (1964- )
   TK7871.3.J65 <SciRR A&I>

Magazine Index (1980- )
   Available in several formats in LC

Physics Abstracts (1898- )
   QC1.P46 <SciRR A&I> and <SciRR CD-ROM>

Physics Briefs (1979- )
   QC1.P6535

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (1900- )
   AI3.R48<B&E>

Referativnyi Zhurnal. 18, Fizika (1954- )
   QC1.A419633<EurRR>

Referativnyi Zhurnal. 24, Radiotekhnika (1967- )
   Z7222.R43<EurRR>

Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts (1960- )
   TK7800.S6

SPIE Publication Index (1990- )
   Z7144.O6S66 <SciRR>

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JOURNALS

Journals that often contain articles relevant to lasers include:

Applied Optics
QC350.O62
Applied Physics. B. Photophysics and Laser Chemistry
QC1.A734
Applied Physics Letters QC1.A74
Chinese Physics. Lasers QC685.C47
European Electro-Optics
TA1501.L375
IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics TK7800.I53
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Review Before Binding
<N&CPR>
Journal of Applied Physics QC1.J83
Journal of Soviet Laser Research TA1501.J68
Laser and Electro-Optic Reviews TK7871.3.L336
Lasers & Optronics TA1671.L376
Laser and Particle Beams QC689.5.L37L38
Laser Chemistry QD701.L35
Laser Focus World TA1501.L37
Laser Focus World. European Supplement TA1501.L375
Lasers in Engineering TA367.5.L37
Lasers in the Life Sciences Review Before Binding <N&CPR>
Laser Physics QC685.L29
Laser Report Current Issues Only <N&CPR>
Medical Industry Laser Report Current Issues Only <N&CPR>
Optical and Quantum Electronics TA1671.O68
Optical Engineering TR692.5.S65
Optics and Laser Technology QC350.O66
Optics and Spectroscopy QC350.O6813
Optics Communications QC350.O684
Optics Letters QC350.O663
Physical Review A QC1.P42
Physical Review Letters QC1.P43

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REPRESENTATIVE JOURNAL ARTICLES

Badawi, K. F., and others. Measurements of the main characteristics of a high power laser beam. Lasers in engineering, v. 1, no. 2, 1991: 75-88.
   TA367.5.L37

Brauch, U., and others. Influence of operating temperature on the power, divergence, and stress-induced birefringence in solar-pumped solid state lasers. Optical engineering, v. 31, May 1992: 1072-1078.
   TR692.5.S65

Dyakova, Yu., and S. Shavkunov. Russian laser market opens up. Laser report, v. 28, Apr. 15, 1992: 1, 6-7.
   Current Issues Only <N&CPR>

Gottschalk, Mark A. Lasers light a path for military detection applications. Design news, v. 48, Apr. 20, 1992: 34, 36.
   TA175.D4

Krainov, V. V., and V. E. Yashin. Stabilization of laser-pulse energy by stimulated Brillouin scattering. Optics and spectroscopy, v. 70, June 1991: 771-773.
   QC350.O6813

Kubo, Tracy S., and Thomas J. Kane. Diode-pumped lasers at five eye-safe wavelengths. IEEE journal of quantum electronics, v. 28, Apr. 1992: 1033-1040.
   TK7800.I53

Leib, K. G., and B. J. Pernick. Optical testing of large windows for laser applications. Optics & laser technology, v. 24, June 1992: 123-127.
   QC350.O66

Malcolm, G. P. A., and A. I. Ferguson. Mode-locking of diode laser-pumped solid-state lasers. Optical and quantum electronics, v. 24, no. 7, 1992: 705-717.
   TA1671.O68

Mignon, Marc, and Emmanuel Desurvire. An analytical model for the determination of optimal output reflectivity and fiber length in erbium-doped fiber lasers. IEEE photonics technology letters, v. 4, Aug. 1992: 850-852.
   Review Before Binding<N&CPR>

Mishchenko, S. A., and others. Lasing characteristics of excimer active media near the pumping threshold by a hard ionization source. Laser physics, v. 2, Feb. 1992: 19-26.
   QC685.L29

O'Connor, Leo. Laser probes work in varied environments. Mechanical engineering, v. 114, Apr. 1992: 20.
   DTJ1.A72

Park, Namkyoo, and others. Linewidth and frequency jitter measurement of an erbium-doped fiber ring laser by using a loss-compensated, delayed self-heterodyne interferometer. Optics letters, v. 17, Sept. 15, 1992: 1274-1276.
   QC350.O663

Staromlynska, J. A double-element broad-band liquid crystal tunable filter; factors affecting contrast ratio. IEEE journal of quantum electronics, v. 28, Feb. 1992: 501-506.
   TK7800.I53

Tan, Weihan, and C. S. Liu. Raman and Brillouin scattering in the filaments in laser-irradiated plasma. Laser and particle beams, v. 10, no. 1, 1992: 15-22.
   QC689.5.L37L38

Vaccari, John A. Laser shocking extends fatigue life. American machinist, v. 136, July 1992: 62-64.
   TJ1.A5

Yanagawa, Toru, and others. Bactericidal effect of argon laser on various organisms. Lasers in the life sciences, v. 4, no. 4, 1992: 201-206.
   Review Before Binding <N&CPR>

Zhitnev, Yu. N., and others. The pulsed homogeneous laser pyrolysis: determination of Arrhenius parameters of CHClF2 destruction basing on the model of physical and chemical processes. Laser chemistry, v. 11, no. 2, 1991: 71-81.
   QD701.L35

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SELECTED MATERIALS

Selected materials available in the Science Reading Room pamphlet boxes include the following:

Allario, Frank, and others. Laser remote sensing supports aviation safety. Laser focus world, v. 28, Apr. 1992: 59-68.

Arons, Irving J. Will corneal sculpting with excimer lasers eliminate eyeglasses? Laser focus world, v. 28, Mar. 1992: 53-62.

Hecht, Jeff. Excimer lasers produce powerful ultraviolet pulses. Laser focus world, v. 28, June 1992: 63-72.

Higgins, Thomas V. Nondestructive testing comes to life with holography. Laser focus world, v. 28, Aug. 1992: 67-76.

Higgins, Thomas V. Free-electron lasers edge toward practicality. Laser focus world, v. 28, May 1992: 113-124.

Kales, David. Review and forecast of laser markets: 1992. Laser focus world, v. 28, Jan. 1992: 57-70.

Messenger, Heather W., and Yvonne A. Carts. Outlook for 1992: user needs spur technical advances. Laser focus world, v. 28, Jan. 1992: 73-80.

Takarabe, Mark. Precision sensing with lasers. Machine design, v. 64, July 23, 1992: 62-66.

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ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
2404 Stewart Sq.
Wausau, WI 54401
Telephone: (715) 845-9283
FAX: (715) 848-2493

Laser and Electro-optics Manufacturers' Association
72 Mars St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Telephone: (415) 621-5776

Laser Institute of America
12424 Research Pkwy., Suite. 130
Orlando, FL 32826
Telephone: (407) 380-1553 and (800) 345-2737
FAX: (407) 380-5588

Optical Society of America
2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 223-8130
FAX: (202) 223-1096

SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering
P.O. Box 10
Bellingham, WA 98227-0010
Telephone: (206) 676-3290
FAX: (206) 733-2998

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