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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. By studying the conceptual drawings, tables, and multiple-choice quizzes with answers provided at the back of the book you can understand applications of semiconductor lasers, solid-state lasers, and gas lasers for information processing, medicine, communications, industry, and military systems.Content: Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview (pages 1–20): Chapter 2 Physical Basics (pages 21–58): Chapter 3 How Lasers Work (pages 59–91): Chapter 4 Laser Characteristics (pages 93–123): Chapter 5 Optics and Laser Accessories (pages 125–160): Chapter 6 Types of Lasers (pages 161–184): Chapter 7 Gas Lasers (pages 185–221): Chapter 8 Solid?State and Fiber Lasers (pages 223–263): Chapter 9 Semiconductor Diode Lasers (pages 265–316): Chapter 10 Other Lasers and Related Sources (pages 317–337): Chapter 11 Low?Power Laser Applications (pages 339–376): Chapter 12 High?Power Laser Applications (pages 377–414): Chapter 13 Lasers in Research (pages 415–436):
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