PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION


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PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION
PREFACE TO SECOND EDITIONIt’s often difficult to predict which areas of a field will become rejuvenated and grow rapidly or spin off to fit with another to form something new. The field of electro-optics is also unpredictable, but currently it has numerous forces acting on it. First is the development of new optical sources such as ultrafast lasers and fiber lasers to compete with semiconductor devices for pumping and lasing. The vast riches that can be obtained by work outside the visible seem to be opening up. Sources and fibers for telecommunications are moving ahead rapidly and new display devices may eventually bring an end to the vacuum tube cathode ray tubes. We believe that the material in this book will find…
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Ronald W Waynant; Marwood N. Ediger: Electro-Optics Handbook, Second Edition. PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2000), AccessEngineering Export