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Understanding lasers : an entry-level guide

Author: Jeff Hecht
Publisher: Piscataway, NJ : IEEE Press ; Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
Series: IEEE Press understanding science & technology series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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In 'Understanding Lasers', Jeff Hecht provides a thorough understanding of laser technology in an easy-to-understand tutorial for non-specialists who have no formal training in the field. Key topics include semiconductor lasers, solid-state lasers, gas lasers, and laser applications in information processing, medicine, etc.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hecht, Jeff.
Understanding lasers.
Piscataway, NJ : IEEE Press ; Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008
(DLC) 2008275255
(OCoLC)225429576
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Hecht
ISBN: 9780470332306 0470332301 9781118210048 1118210042 9780470546819 0470546816
OCLC Number: 557448529
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 478 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Matter --
Introduction and Overview --
Physical Basics --
How Lasers Work --
Laser Characteristics --
Optics and Laser Accessories --
Types of Lasers --
Gas Lasers --
Solid-State and Fiber Lasers --
Semiconductor Diode Lasers --
Other Lasers and Related Sources --
Low-Power Laser Applications --
High-Power Laser Applications --
Lasers in Research --
Answers to Quiz Questions --
Appendix A: Laser Safety --
Appendix B: Handy Numbers and Formulas --
Appendix C: Resources and Suggested Readings --
Glossary --
Index.
Series Title: IEEE Press understanding science & technology series.
Responsibility: Jeff Hecht.
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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  Read more...

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