Laser Pioneers (Revised)
Jeff Hecht (Author)
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DescriptionThis work presents the intriguing story of laser technology development through interviews with the scientists who made history with their groundbreaking research. Laser Pioneers, Revised Edition, describes a race for innovative laser technologies that resulted in several Nobel Prizes and one of the most bitter patent fights of the twentieth century. This book makes fascinating reading for anyone involved with physics, engineering, optics, lasers, or the history of science--or anyone simply interested in the process of invention.
December 17, 1991
6.7 X 9.21 X 0.77 inches | 1.31 pounds
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About the Author
Jeff Hecht, science and technology writer, subjects include lasers, dinosaurs, fiber optics, photonics, earth and planetary science, paleontology.
"[This text] should be interesting to lay persons, students, historians, and experts in the field. It also inspires the reader. Oftentimes I could not put the book down. I highly recommend this book to anyone who may be interested in the development of lasers." --PHYSICS IN CANADA
"Hecht has written a 'narrative' about the invention of the first laser that is simply first rate...Laser Pioneers is certainly an important edition to the published literature of laser history." --OPTICS & PHOTONICS NEWS