TY - CHAP A1 - Jijiang Xie A2 - Qikun Pan ED1 - Krzysztof Jakubczak Y1 - 2011-12-14 PY - 2011 T1 - Acousto-Optically Q-Switched CO2 Laser N2 - This book addresses topics related to various laser systems intended for the applications in science and various industries. Some of them are very recent achievements in laser physics (e.g. laser pulse cleaning), while others face their renaissance in industrial applications (e.g. CO2 lasers). This book has been divided into four different sections: (1) Laser and terahertz sources, (2) Laser beam manipulation, (3) Intense pulse propagation phenomena, and (4) Metrology. The book addresses such topics like: Q-switching, mode-locking, various laser systems, terahertz source driven by lasers, micro-lasers, fiber lasers, pulse and beam shaping techniques, pulse contrast metrology, and improvement techniques. This book is a great starting point for newcomers to laser physics. BT - Laser Systems for Applications SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/25273 DO - 10.5772/25273 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-04-09 ER -