on September 24, 1998
An excellent well-written, understandable book that contains many surprisingly sophisticated projects; such as a laser seismograph, that can actually be built by the home hobbyist. This book is as useful today (1998) as when it was written. In fact the projects are now even cheaper and more practical to build! My personal favorite electronic project book. CCMadsen, Engineer, Bechtel Nevada
on December 15, 1999
Mr. McComb, if you're reading this, thank you. This book really brought me into the laser forefront. I've been doing circuit analysis/design for about 2 years now (ever since I graduated High School) and this book was my first in-depth exposure to projects dealing in lasers. Since I first read it, I have proceeded to build an exremely large laser show setup, basing some of the simpler functions off your circuits. Just want to say that this is a great platform book! A great place to start for someone in the field of electronics interested in getting into laser systems. BTW, if anyone else is interested in laser shows, gimme and e-mail.
on November 1, 1998
usefull small circuits and drawings of power supp of high voltage for lasers,drivers ,optics etc.. a lot of mechanical drawings and optics \lens placement for holografy, and other interesting exp, the book is more cw lasers and not at all pulser solid state , not include eny diode or new solid state power lasers. even i would not call it profesionall or advanced , i still recomand to buy and have this book .