Optics: light for a new age

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Scribner, Jan 30, 1988 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 170 pages
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In a clear and integrated overview of an intriguing subject, Jeff Hecht conveys the wonders of light and optics and explores such developments as lasers, fiber optics, and holography, developments that are revolutionizing our world.

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User Review  - Mathieu Roy - Goodreads

2.5/5 so far He takes a lot of space/time to explain some things; especially the easy things, not so much the more difficult ones where, instead, we're told "it can be shown that", but it's not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rayan Enaya - Goodreads

Very useful book for photonics engineers and physicists . I consider it the holly book of optics. It covers many subjects in a very comprehendible way . Like for instance the subject of optical sensors is thoroughly covered in one chapter. I really love this book Read full review


Optics and Light
What Light Is and Does
Simple Optics and How They Work

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About the Authors C. Breck Hitz is executive director of LEOMA, the Laser and Electro-Optics Manufacturers' Association. His areas of research include modelocking and nonlinear optics in solid-state lasers. Mr. Hitz was the founding editor of Lasers & Applications magazine (now Lasers & Optronics), and a former editor of Laser Focus. Over the past 20 years, he has taught the course based upon this book at leading American laser companies and corporate research laboratories.
J. J. Ewing has been a leading developer of new laser sources for over 25 years. His pioneering work on high-efficiency, ultraviolet lasers led to the discovery and development of the rare gas halide excimer lasers now used for eye surgery and for processing computer chips. Dr. Ewing is currently the president of Ewing Technology Associates, Inc., researching diode-pumped solid-state lasers for remote sensing applications and novel micro-discharge devices for point chemical detection sensors.
Jeff Hecht is a contributing editor to Laser Focus World and correspondent for New Scientist magazine. He was a confounder and contributing editor to Lasers & Applications and also served as managing editor of Laser Focus. Mr. Hecht is the author of 10 books, including Understanding Lasers, Understanding Fiber Optics, The Laser Guidebook, City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics, and Optics: Light for a New Age.

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