Harnessing Light: Optical Science and Engineering for the 21st Century
National Research Council; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications; Committee on Optical Science and Engineering
Language: English | 1998 | ISBN: 0309059917 | 360 pages | PDF | 11 MB
Optical science and engineering affect almost every aspect of our lives. Millions of miles of optical fiber carry voice and data signals around the world. Lasers are used in surgery of the retina, kidneys, and heart. New high-efficiency light sources promise dramatic reductions in electricity consumption.