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City of Light : The Story of Fiber Optics: The Story of Fiber Optics

Jeff Hecht - Science - 1999 - 348 pages
City of Light tells the story of fiber optics, tracing its transformation from 19th-century parlor trick into the foundation of our global communications network. Written for a ...
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Beam : The Race to Make the Laser: The Race to Make the Laser

Jeff Hecht - Science - 2005 - 288 pages
In 1954, Charles Townes invented the laser's microwave cousin, the maser. The next logical step was to extend the same physical principles to the shorter wavelengths of light ...
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Laser Pioneers

Jeff Hecht - Science - 1992 - 298 pages
Jeff Hecht details the intriguing story of laser-technology development throughory. The revised edition of Laser Pioneers describes a race for innovativee of thenatingers ...
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Understanding Fiber Optics

Jeff Hecht - Technology & Engineering - 2015 - 800 pages
A tutorial introduction to fiber optics, which explains fundamental concepts of fiber optics, components and systems with minimal math. With more than 100,000 copies in print ...
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Beam Weapons: The Next Arms Race

Jeff Hecht - Technology & Engineering - 1984 - 373 pages
Beam Weapons examines the directed-energy weapons that became a central part of the Reagan Administration's Strategic Defense Initiative, better known as "Star Wars." First ...
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