Lasers: The Power and Precision of Light

Book Description

"Lasers" are active ingredients of our modern life, but they are inconspicuous as they often go unnoticed. This intuitive introductory guide will tell you all you want to know about laser technologies in very diverse fields from nuclear and particle to medicine, astronomy and ultra-precise metrology. The book is coherently focused on , and is aimed to stimulate intuition about present and future applications, while unveiling the halo of myths around lasers. Written by reputable laser experts who think that science should be entertaining, this useful reference relies on simple analogies and illustrations rather than complex , and will be suitable for students and end-users of laser technologies, including novices.

Voted a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2012

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Scenic Route Through The Laser
Chapter 2 Laser Coherence At Home
Chapter 3 The Laser In Medicine
Chapter 4 Lasers In Industry
Chapter 5 Laser Time Capsule
Chapter 6 Light In Matter
Chapter 7 High Power Lasers (Tazer/Teaser)
Chapter 8 Laser
Chapter 9 Future Perspectives

Book Details

  • Title: Lasers: The Power and Precision of Light
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 277 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2011-10-17
  • ISBN-10: 3527410392
  • ISBN-13: 9783527410392
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