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Understanding Fiber Optics Paperback – April 29, 2015
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This Laser Light Press edition is an inexpensive print-on-demand reprint made by scanning the original 2006 hardcover printing of the fifth edition and reproducing the scan by a photocopying process. The print quality of the copies cannot match that of the original hardcover printed on a conventional printing press, but the type and illustrations are legible, like a quality photocopy. I chose this approach to make the book available to students and other readers at the lowest possible price, only a fraction of the cost of a new copy of the out-of-print hardcover.
All paperback copies of the fifth edition have been printed by this process. All new copies of the Laser Light Press edition bought directly from Amazon are printed by Amazon.
About the Author
Jeff Hecht has written extensively about lasers, fiber optics, and optical technology for over 30 years. He is a contributing editor to Laser Focus World magazine and a correspondent for New Scientist magazine. His books include Understanding Fiber Optics, now in its fifth edition; Understanding Lasers; The Laser Guidebook; City of Light - The Story of Fiber Optics; Beam - The Race to Make the Laser; Laser Pioneer Interviews; Optics - Light for a New Age; and (with Dick Teresi) Laser- Light of a Million Uses. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and is a senior member of the Optical Society of America and a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
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Another important note: be aware that the author has offered this 2015 edition as a reprint of the 2005 version. In other words, the book content has not been updated based on the latest advances in fiber optics. This can be misleading to the reader, especially if someone is looking for a more recent publication.