Lasers is both a textbook and a general reference book with an emphasis on basic laser principles and theory. It brings together into a unified and carefully laid out exposition all of the fundamental and important physical principles and properties of laser devices, including both the atomic physics of laser materials and the optical physics and practical performance of laser devices.
A unique feature of this book is that it gives a complete, detailed and accurate treatment of laser physics, building only on classical modes, without requiring a quantum mechanical background of the readers. Essentially it is a must have for all scientists and engineers who work with lasers.
In an effort to expand the reach of Siegman's gold-standard textbook, OSA Publishing is pleased to offer Lasers as a PDF eBook. Additionally, we will be donating the net proceeds from the sale of each eBook to the OSA Foundation to support the Siegman International School on Lasers.