Book Reviews

Coherent Laser Beam Combining

Arnaud Brignon, ed.

Wiley-VCH, 2013; $190.00 (hardcover).

This book presents recent concepts of coherent beam combining that increase laser power far beyond what is possible to obtain from a single conventional laser. It also instructs on maintaining the unique properties of laser emission with respect to its spectral and spatial properties. The editor presents laser beam combining and associated challenges, as well as the functionality and techniques of coherent beam combining. This could be a guide for scientists and engineers who are working on high-power lasers in the fields of industrial, environmental, defense and scientific applications.
 
Review by Lisa Tongning Li, Inphenix, Inc., Livermore, Calif., U.S.A.

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