Physics Optics/Lasers

  • Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU) - The Association of Industrial Laser Users (AILU) is an independent non-profit making organisation that serves the needs and interests of the industrial laser community and helps people make the most of laser technology.
  • Atomic and Laser Physics, University of Amsterdam - A high-quality page of the research, meetings and people involved with University of Amsterdam's Atomic and Laser Physics Group. Links to research documents in PDF (English).
  • Big Lasers - Knowledge base on high power lasers constructed by university, government or military research labs.
  • Cambridge University Press Journals - Laser and Particle Beams - An international journal which deals with the physics of intense laser and particle beams, the interaction of these beams with matter, and their applications. You can subscribe to the online journal or purchase specific articles.
  • Center for Ultrafast Optical Science - Located at the University of Michigan. Cutting edge information on current research and development in the field of ultrafast laser technology.
  • Eurotechnology: Blue Laser - Slide show and other information about gallium nitride blue light emitters and lasers.
  • Excimer Lasers - Short description, links to Amazon books and patents.
  • Fundamental aspects of laser-matter interaction - A series of Russian essays (in English) documenting laser effects on matter.
  • How Stuff Works: Laser - Seven-part illustrated tutorial about what a laser is, with many related links.
  • Institute for Laser Science (ILS) - Researches on Lasers, Atom optics, Physics of Highly Charged Ions. ILS is attached to the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, Japan.
  • The Jason Nicholas File - Brillouin Spectroscopy - A powerful tool for probing bond strengths in materials, explained.
  • Laser Ablation Activities at the department of Information Technology Gent University - Reports on the laser ablation related activities of dept. of Information Technology - Ghent University
  • The Laser and Fiber Optic Revolution - This article describes the conception and development of both laser technology and the fibers that allow transmission of a light signal over long distances.
  • Laser Engineering at the University of Liverpool - Resource for laser engineering which includes: information on laser activities at Liverpool, courses in lasers, directory of laser practitioners, events, jobs, books for purchase, news, online research resources, information on Lairdside Laser Engineering Centre.
  • Laser Focus World - Optoelectronics Technology - Magazine of optoelectronic technologies, industrial lasers, detectors, imaging devices, fiberoptic components, and instrumentation advancements for optoelectronic professionals.
  • Laser Info - Site contents of links to sites on such items: 1)Scientific Journals on laser and Optics; 2) Leading manufacturers of high quality lasers and laser systems.
  • The Laser, Optics and Holography Ring - Professional and hobbyist sites primarily about lasers and their uses.
  • Laser Science Research Laboratory (LSRL) - Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST); research involving high power lasers and SBS-PCM (Stimulated Brillouin Scattering Phase Conjugation Mirror).
  • Laser Systems Laboratory - Researches and develops and various Dye Lasers and Ti:Sapphire Lasers; at Novosibirsk State University.
  • Lasers and Optics Index - Links to the web pages of research groups in the field of lasers and optics in the UK, Ireland and the USA.
  • Lasers Database - Absorption and emission spectra, energy levels, Sellmeier coefficients, and laser models.
  • National Centre for Laser Applications - The National Centre for Laser Applications (NCLA) conducts research & development of laser materials processing. Research areas of interest include micromachining, cutting, marking, welding, and surface modifcation.
  • Optical Trapping Group - University of St. Andrews - Main activities involve using laser light to manipulate both atoms and microscopic particles. Other work involves the development of diode lasers for spectroscopy and the study of novel light beams.
  • Photonics Jobs - Job listings and resumes in fields of lasers, optics and photonics.
  • Sargent Research Group - University of Toronto; research in semiconductor lasers, self-organized optical structures, novel light-emitting materials, and new optical networks.
  • Stimulated optical radiation in ruby - An essay explaining the first laser ever - published in Nature magazine and written by T.H. Maiman.
  • Web Science Resources' Laser Tutorial - A brief introduction to laser operation written for those who have little or no knowledge of lasers. Each page builds on the concepts of the previous page and features color illustrations, some of them animated.
  • Ultraviolet Laser at DESY - A free electron laser has reached wavelength of 93 nm. From Physics News Update. (March 3, 2000)

    What is the electron spin?
    Electron spin is the electron's electromagnetic field angular momentum

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