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Understanding Fiber Optics
Aimed at anyone who wants to learn quickly, this book focuses on the technical details of fibre optics, the fibres themselves, the tools used to work the fibres, and the associated devices used toExpand
City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics
1. Introduction: Building a City of Light 2. Guiding Light and Luminous Fountains 3. Fibers of Glass 4. The Quest for Remote Viewing: Television and the Legacy of Sword Swallowers 5. A CriticalExpand
An Introduction to Fiber Optics
This chapter is a starting point to look around and see where you’re going before you dig into details. The goal is to put fiber optics and communications into context and show how they go together.Expand
Short history of laser development
  • J. Hecht
  • Computer Science
  • 1 September 2010
Years of development since Theodore Maiman's small ruby rod crossed the threshold of laser emission vastly improved laser performance, and tremendously increased their variety, earning lasers important roles in scientific research, consumer products, telecommunications, engineering, medicine, materials working, and a host of other applications. Expand
Introduction to Laser Technology
Preface. Acknowledgments. An Overview of Laser Technology. The Nature of Light. Refractive Index, Polarization, and Brightness. Interference. Atoms, Molecules, and Energy Levels. Energy DistributionsExpand
Lidar for Self-Driving Cars
Autonomous vehicles need to monitor everything fixed or moving in their immediate environment. Next-gen lidar will play a vital role in achieving that comprehensive view.
The Laser Guidebook
Basic physics and optics, internal workings, beam characteristics and efficiency, operating requirments, reliability and maintenance, safety considerations, applications and commercial availability,Expand
The bandwidth bottleneck that is throttling the Internet
  • J. Hecht
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • 11 August 2016
Researchers are scrambling to repair and expand data pipes worldwide — and to keep the information revolution from grinding to a halt.
Understanding Lasers: An Entry-Level Guide
  • J. Hecht
  • Materials Science
  • 1 February 1992
Preface. CHAPTER 1 Introduction and Overview. 1.1 The Idea of the Laser. 1.2 What is a Laser? 1.3 Laser Materials and Types. 1.4 Optical Properties of Laser Light. 1.5 How Lasers are Used. 1.6 WhatExpand