Although the basic principles of lasers have remained unchanged in the past 20 years, there has been a shift in the kinds of lasers generating interest. Providing a comprehensive introduction to the operating principles and applications of lasers, this second edition of the classic book on the subject reveals the latest developments and applications of lasers. Placing more emphasis on applications of lasers and on optical physics, the book's self-contained discussions will appeal to physicists, chemists, optical scientists, engineers, and advanced undergraduate students.
Text/reference introduces the basic ideas of chaotic dynamics, with emphasis on phenomena associated with laser light applications. Researchers and advanced students of atomic and molecular physics, quantum optics, laser physics, and other areas of physics will find this a clear and thorough treatment of an emerging field. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)