Lasers, Ray Guns and Light Cannons / Edition 2

Lasers, Ray Guns and Light Cannons / Edition 2

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by Gordon McComb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070450358

ISBN-13: 9780070450356

Pub. Date: 03/01/1997

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

100+ hands-on laser projects. If you're fascinated by the boundless potential of laser beams, grab a copy of Gordon McComb's Lasers, Ray Guns, and Light Cannons. He takes you step-by-step through 100 build-your-own laser projects—from ray guns and laser light shows to night scopes and laser pointers. You get hands-on help with projects for laser…  See more details below

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100+ hands-on laser projects. If you're fascinated by the boundless potential of laser beams, grab a copy of Gordon McComb's Lasers, Ray Guns, and Light Cannons. He takes you step-by-step through 100 build-your-own laser projects—from ray guns and laser light shows to night scopes and laser pointers. You get hands-on help with projects for laser communications...computer-controlled lasers...laser power supplies...fiberoptics...and more. Armed with plain-language instructions and a complete, up-to-date list of discount laser-parts suppliers, you'll find it easier than you ever imagined to build your own: Laser pistols; Laser cannon and gatling gun; Ultra-private communicator; Laser-based eavesdropping device; Laser tachometer; Perimeter burglar alarm; Hologram generator; Low-noise amplifier; Laser-illuminated night scope; Much, much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070450356
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.19(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Introduction to lasers1
2Working with lasers19
3Introduction to optics29
4Experimenting with light and optics49
5All about helium-neon lasers59
6Build a He-Ne laser77
7Constructing an optical bench91
8Laser optics experiments113
9Build a Michelson interferometer135
10Introduction to semiconductor lasers157
11Laser power supplies169
12Build an experimenter's power supply181
13Free-air laser light communications187
14Advanced projects in laser communication201
15Lasers and fiberoptics209
16Experiments in laser seismology223
17Beginning holography231
18Advanced holography253
19Basic laser light shows269
20Advanced laser light shows291
21Building laser "ray guns" and light cannons313
22More laser projects!331
23Tools and supplies for laser experimentation343
24Buying laser parts361
25Controlling laser beams with your computer!367
A Sources379
B Further reading393
Glossary397
Index409

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I was sceptical about this book from it's cover. But the old saying is very true! never judge a book by it's cover. Gordon Mcomb writes a very entertaining but yet informal book that tells a little history behind the laser and shows the reader step-by-step how to make your own Laser, workbench, and other things that are very interesting to learn about. When I first started reading this book I was a little lost with the exsplanation of nano-meters and wave-lengths, but the more I read the more I understood what he was talking about. If you like fiddling with things and like to see what makes them tic, This book will keep you bussy for hours. It is a great way to get started in the field of lasers. This book covers and exsplains, Lasers, how to work with lasers,experimenting with light and optics.how to build a Helium-Neon laser,construckting a optical bench, introduction to semiconductor lasers,laser power supplies,and Holography. along with tips, tricks and exsperiments that will keep you bussy for hours. this book covers everything a beginner needs to know about lasers. Have a great read!