The Optical Society is proud to present the OSA Century of Optics. The History Book Editors—Paul Kelley, Govind Agrawal, Mike Bass, Jeff Hecht and Carlos Stroud—worked with over 50 authors to create a fascinating history of optics and photonics over the last 100 years.
Beginning around the founding of the Optical Society, the OSA Century of Optics presents a selection of people, events and technologies that were important to the evolution of optics, optical science, optical engineering, and photonics. A number of the chapters are written by the researchers and engineers that were seminal in making the discoveries that are showcased, and the book ends with 8 prominent scientists, including Nobel Prize winner Dr. Steven Chu, speculating about what the next 100 years will bring to the field of optics. Copyright 2015
In recognition of OSA's 100th-anniversary year, the team at Optics & Photonics News created a series of four commemorative booklets. Together, the booklets tell the story, in photos and other visuals, of OSA's roots and evolution so far, and where the society—and the optics and photonics community that it serves—are headed as we embark on our next 100 years. Copyright 2016
Lasers is both a textbook and a general reference book with an emphasis on basic laser principles and theory. It brings together into a unified and carefully laid out exposition all of the fundamental and important physical principles and properties of laser devices, including both the atomic physics of laser materials and the optical physics and practical performance of laser devices.
A unique feature of this book is that it gives a complete, detailed and accurate treatment of laser physics, building only on classical modes, without requiring a quantum mechanical background of the readers. Essentially it is a must have for all scientists and engineers who work with lasers.
In an effort to expand the reach of Siegman's gold-standard textbook, OSA Publishing is pleased to offer Lasers as a PDF eBook. Additionally, we will be donating the net proceeds from the sale of each eBook to the OSA Foundation to support the Siegman International School on Lasers.