Electrical Engineering/Optoelectronics/General Interest Understanding Lasers An Entry-Level Guide, Second Edition IEEE Press Understanding Science & Technology Series This updated, concise second edition of Jeff Hecht's Understanding Lasers, is both current and easy to understand. Written for students, managers, non-specialist engineers, and anyone who wants an accessible introduction to laser technology, this book provides practical, intuitive descriptions of the workings of major types of lasers and their applications. Key topics include:Semiconductor lasersSolid-state lasersGas lasersLaser applications in information processing, medicine, communications, industry, and military systemsUnderstanding Lasers will be of interest to those in computers, communications, medicine, and industry, and those who want to better understand the growth and impact of laser technology on our future. Also in the IEEE Press Understanding Science & Technology Series Understanding Telecommunications and Lightwave Systems An Entry-Level Guide by John G. Nellist, Consultant, Sarita Enterprises, Ltd. 1992 Softcover 200 pp IEEE Order No. PP0314-5 ISBN 0-7803-0418-7 Understanding the Nervous System An Engineering Perspective by Sid Deutsch, University of South Florida and Alice Deutsch, Bioscreen, Inc. 1993 Softcover 408 pp IEEE Order No. PP0291-5 ISBN 0-87942-296-3 About the Series ... The IEEE Press Understanding Series treats important topics in science and technology in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. Designed expressly for the nonspecialist engineer, scientist, or technician - as well as the technologically curious - each volume stresses practical information over mathematical theorems and complicated derivations.Hecht, Jeff is the author of 'Understanding Lasers An Entry-Level Guide', published 1993 under ISBN 9780780310056 and ISBN 0780310055.