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Understanding lasers : an entry-level guide

Author: Jeff Hecht
Publisher: Piscataway, NJ : IEEE Press ; Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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This revised and updated fourth edition of Understanding Lasers offers an essential guide and introduction that explores how lasers work, what they do, and how they are applied in the real world.-- Cover
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Hecht
ISBN: 9781119310648 1119310644
OCLC Number: 1031462348
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 586 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction and overview --
Physical basics --
How lasers work --
Laser characteristics --
Optics, laser accessories, and measurements --
laser types, features, and enhancements --
Gas lasers --
Solid-state lasers --
Fiber lasers and amplifiers --
Diode and other semiconductor lasers --
Other lasers and laser-like sources --
Low-power laser applications --
High-power laser applications --
Lasers in research.
Responsibility: Jeff Hecht.

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This revised and updated fourth edition of Understanding Lasers offers an essential guide and introduction that explores how lasers work, what they do, and how they are applied in the real world.-- Cover

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