Introduction to Laser Technology
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Introduction to Laser Technology

By (author) C. Breck Hitz , By (author) J. J. Ewing , By (author) Jeff Hecht

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The only introductory text to explain the underlying physics and engineering applicable to all lasers, Introduction to Laser Technology presents a unique combination of clarity and technical depth. The book features an introductory chapter explaining the characteristics and important applications of commercial lasers worldwide as well as discussions on light and optics, the fundamental elements of lasers, and laser modification. This fourth edition includes a new chapter on fiber lasers, a discussion of arrays in the semiconductor, and new end-of-chapter problems for technicians, laser-safety officers, and students.

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  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • 19 Apr 2012
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0470916206
  • 9780470916209

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C. Breck Hitz is Executive Director of LEOMA, the Laser and Electro-Optics Manufacturers' Association. He was the founding editor of Lasers & Applications magazine, and a former editor of Laser Focus World. J. J. Ewing is the President of Ewing Technology Associates, Inc. His pioneering work on high-efficiency, ultraviolet lasers led to the discovery and development of the rare gas halide excimer lasers. Jeff Hecht is a contributing editor to Laser Focus World and correspondent for New Scientist magazine. He was a cofounder and contributing editor to Lasers & Applications. Mr. Hecht is the author of ten books, including Understanding Lasers: An Entry-Level Guide (Wiley-IEEE Press).

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