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  • City of Lightby Jeff Hecht

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    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 broad audience by a journalist who has covered the field for twenty years, the book is a lively account of both the people and the ideas behind this revolutionary technology.The... more...

  • Understanding Lasersby Jeff Hecht

    Wiley 2011; US$ 90.89

    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 only a minimal background in algebra to understand the nontechnical language in this book, which is a practical, easy-to-follow guide for beginners.... more...

  • Beamby Jeff Hecht

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    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, but the idea did not catch fire until October 1957, when Townes asked Gordon Gould about Gould's research on using light to excite thallium atoms. Each took the idea and ran... more...

  • Understanding Fiber Opticsby Jeff Hecht

    Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) 2015; US$ 10.00

    Understanding Fiber Opticsis the fifth edition of an intuitive introduction to fiber optics widely used as a textbook, for self study, or in corporate training. Packed with diagrams and descriptions, it explains the how fiber optic components and systems work with minimal math. The goal is to help you understand fiber optics, fiber and related optical... more...

  • Lasers, Death Rays, and the Long, Strange Quest for the Ultimate Weaponby Jeff Hecht

    Prometheus Books 2019; US$ 11.99

    The whole story of laser weapons with a focus on its many interesting characters and sometimes bizarre schemes The laser--a milestone invention of the mid-twentieth century--quickly captured the imagination of the Pentagon as the key to the ultimate weapon. Veteran science writer Jeff Hecht tells the inside story of the adventures and misadventures... more...

  • Introduction to Laser Technologyby C. Breck Hitz; James J. Ewing; Jeff Hecht

    Wiley 2012; US$ 118.80

    The only introductory text on the market today that explains the underlying physics and engineering applicable to all lasers Although lasers are becoming increasingly important in our high-tech environment, many of the technicians and engineers who install, operate, and maintain them have had little, if any, formal training in the field of electro-optics.... more...

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