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Astrophysical Lasers by Vladilen Letokhov
Book DescriptionProgress in modern radio astronomy led to the discovery of space masers in the microwave range, and it became a powerful tool for studies of interstellar star-forming molecular clouds. Progress in observational astronomy, particularly with ground-based huge telescopes and the space-based Hubble Space Telescope, has led to recent discoveries of space lasers in the optical range. These operate in gas condensations in the vicinity of the mysterious star Eta Carinae (one of the most luminous and massive stars of our Galaxy). Both maser and laser effects, first demonstrated under laboratory conditions, have now been discovered to occur under natural conditions in space too. This book describes consistently the elements of laser science, astrophysical plasmas, modern astronomical observation techniques, and the fundamentals and properties of astrophysical lasers. A book with such an interdisciplinary scope has not been available to date. The book will also be useful for a wider audience interested in modern developments of the natural sciences and technology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199548279
(254mm x 177mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Vladilen Letokhov
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This text treats laser light as a universal tool to control matter at the atomic and molecular level, one of the most exciting applications of lasers. Lasers can heat matter, cool atoms to ultra-low temperatures where they show quantum collective behaviour, and can act selectively on specific atoms and molecules for their detection and separation.
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Author Biography - Vladilen Letokhov
Sveneric Johansson Head of Atomic Astrophysics Division, Institute of Astronomy Lund University, Sweden S. Johansson. Graduation with Professor Edlen, Lund University. Guest Scientist at NASA/GSFC and University of Maryland, USA. Head of Atomic Astrophysics Division, Institute of Astronomy, Lund University, President of Commission of International Astronomical Union (2003-2006). Author 150 scientific publications and 2 monographs. Awards: Wallmarska Prize of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
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