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Lasers : harnessing the atom's light

Author: James P Harbison; Robert E Nahory
Publisher: New York : Scientific American Library : Distributed by W.H. Freeman, ©1998.
Series: Scientific American Library series, no. 66.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the insights and inspirations that have advanced laser technology, also exploring the workings of the semiconductor laser, the light source for the optical communications networks that send voice, data, and video signals around the world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James P Harbison; Robert E Nahory
ISBN: 0716750813 9780716750819
OCLC Number: 37653132
Notes: "ISSN 1040-3213."
Scientific American Library Series Published Schedule no. 66.
Description: viii, 214 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. From Pure Physics to Pure Light --
2. Light from the Atom --
3. Inventing the Laser --
4. Bonds, Bands, and Semiconductors --
5. The Semiconductor Laser --
6. Growing Semiconductor Crystals --
7. The Shrinking Laser --
8. Laser Frontiers.
Series Title: Scientific American Library series, no. 66.
Responsibility: James P. Harbison, Robert E. Nahory.

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This text provides a glimpse at the microscopic and macroscopic world of the laser. Using numerous illustrations and examples the authors explain how lasers so tiny that they are invisible to the  Read more...

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