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Understanding Lasers: An Entry-Level Guide, Third Edition

ISBN/ASIN: 9780470088906,9780470332306 | 2008 | English | pdf | 481/481 pages | 9.52 Mb
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press | Author: Jeff Hecht(auth.)

Updated to reflect advancements since the publication of the previous edition, Understanding Lasers: An Entry-Level Guide, 3rd Edition is an introduction to lasers and associated equipment. You need only a minimal background in algebra to understand the nontechnical language in this book, which is a practical, easy-to-follow guide for beginners. By studying the conceptual drawings, tables, and multiple-choice quizzes with answers provided at the back of the book you can understand applications of semiconductor lasers, solid-state lasers, and gas lasers for information processing, medicine, communications, industry, and military systems.Content:
Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview (pages 1–20):
Chapter 2 Physical Basics (pages 21–58):
Chapter 3 How Lasers Work (pages 59–91):
Chapter 4 Laser Characteristics (pages 93–123):
Chapter 5 Optics and Laser Accessories (pages 125–160):
Chapter 6 Types of Lasers (pages 161–184):
Chapter 7 Gas Lasers (pages 185–221):
Chapter 8 Solid?State and Fiber Lasers (pages 223–263):
Chapter 9 Semiconductor Diode Lasers (pages 265–316):
Chapter 10 Other Lasers and Related Sources (pages 317–337):
Chapter 11 Low?Power Laser Applications (pages 339–376):
Chapter 12 High?Power Laser Applications (pages 377–414):
Chapter 13 Lasers in Research (pages 415–436):

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