Intended as a textbook, this book presumes its readers are familiar with the basic concepts of quantum mechanics and classical electrodynamics.

The first chapter, the longest, very nicely summarizes the physics of lasers. The remaining nine individually discuss important topics relevant to lasers. There are many helpful diagrams and chapter-end problem sets.

Review by Albert Claus, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Loyola University Chicago

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