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Lasers is a textbook and reference work by Anthony E. Siegman . It is a standard work on laser physics and was published in 1986 by University Science Books, so far only in English.

Under the same title a book by Peter W. Milonni and Joseph H. Eberly was published in 1988 by Wiley-Verlag in the Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics . It was reissued in 2010 under the other title Laser Physics .


Siegman's 1283-page book is divided into three parts:

  • Basics of laser physics (Chapters 1–13)
  • Light rays and resonators (Chapters 14-23)
  • Laser dynamics and advanced topics (Chapters 23–31)

The front cover contains a list of 25 Nobel Prizes from 1902 to 1981, which the author states as being relevant for lasers.


Individual evidence

  1. Book presentation at the University of Leiden with references ( Memento from December 31, 2003 in the web archive )