Lasers A comprehensive introduction to the operating principles and applications of lasers. Explains basic principles, including the necessary elements of classical and quantum physics. Provides concise discussions of various laser types including gas, solid state, semiconductor, and free electron lasers, as well as of laser resonators, diffraction, optical coherence, and many applications including holography, phase conjugation, wave mixing, and nonlinear optics. Incorporates many intuitive explanations and practical examples. Discussions are self-contained in a consistent notation and in a style that should appeal to physicists, chemists, optical scientists and engineers.An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.Eberly, Joseph H. is the author of 'Lasers', published 1988 under ISBN 9780471627319 and ISBN 0471627313.