In his 2nd edition on Tunable Laser Optics, the author has provided a very accessible and practical reference, which should be of great interest to applied scientists and graduate students involved in laser optics research.

Beyond the introductory topics on lasers and Dirac optics, the reader is quickly guided to multiple-prism optics. In particular, the coverage on polarization phenomena is clearly divided into polarization problems, with applications including polarization prisms and polarization rotators, as well as a separate treatment of nonlinear polarization. Readers interested in laser interferometry will benefit from topics on the optical architecture of N-slit lasers, multiple-beam or coherent-beam interferometry, and spectroscopy.

Furthermore, this excellent reference offers the researchers a great source on a variety of lasers, their emission characteristics and physical constants as well as optical quantities.

Review by Axel Mainzer Koenig, CEO, Koenig & Associates, Inc. Portland, Ore., USA

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