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What Photonics Textbook or Instructor Had the Most Influence on You?

Posted November 16, 2011 6:51 AM

The photonics world mourns the loss of Anthony Siegman, inventor of the unstable resonator and author of a number of classic textbooks. Siegman was brilliant yet down to earth and his work changed a lot of lives. If you are a photonics geek, chances are you have a copy of Siegman's Lasers on your shelf. Other titles and authors have been prominent in the field: Laser Electronics by Verdeyen; Laser Physics by Sargent, Scully, and Lamb; and Optics by Hecht. Oh, and Principles of Optics by Born & Wolf. Are your go-to texts among them? What instructor really made a difference in your life?

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