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The definitive resource on lasers and optics

Newest handbook in Springer Major Reference collection just published


Written by leading experts, the Springer Handbook of Lasers and Optics gives a complete and up-to-date overview of the field in one book. All chapters are clearly structured with coherent presentation and editing. A CD-ROM is included for easy search. Designed for daily use in the office or laboratory, it offers descriptive text, data, and references needed for anyone working with lasers and optical instruments. With a foreword by Theodor W. Hänsch, the Nobel Laureate in Physics 2005, the book will interest optical physicists and optical engineers at universities and in industrial research and development.

Each Springer Major Reference (MRW) is a package of the most current knowledge in a well-structured, uniform format that is practical for application and research. Each contribution contains high-quality information and can be read and understood on its own without reading other contributions. Well-known editors and authors ensure a global perspective and quality. MRWs can be encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies, data collections and atlases in many disciplines; together they comprise a huge, reliable web of knowledge.


In addition to the print version, the Springer Handbook of Lasers and Optics will be available in an electronic version in both HTML and PDF formats in August 2007. All eReferences are accessible online through the Web ( and have all the added benefits of an online environment, including full search capabilities and bookmarks. For libraries and institutions, the eReferences will be fully integrated with the Springer eBook Collection on one platform, SpringerLink.

Frank Träger (Ed.)
Springer Handbook of Lasers and Optics
2007, XXVI, 1358 p., 978 color illus., with CD-ROM with full contents,
Hardcover $199.00
ISBN: 978-0-387-95579-7

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