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Default Good laser book?

Is there a good BOOK about these sort of DIY laser circuits. Or about building lasers that IS NOT one of my E&M textbooks, or new cutting edge stuff. I'm looking for an informative, amateur-oriented book. Any ideas? Thanks!


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Default Re: Good laser book?

I dont know of any books but Sams laser FAQ is a website that has all the the info you would ever need to know about lasers.
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Default Re: Good laser book?

'lasers' is really too specific a topic to find 'books' on. At least not related to 'building a pointer'.

What you need to look for are books on power supply and DC-DC converter design and theory. Since outside of driver design, at least with diode lasers.. the rest comes down to machining and basic soldering skills.
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Default Re: Good laser book?

Try this one....it's kind of old, but still has a whole bunch of great laser experiments!

http://www.amazon.com/Laser-Cookbook-88-Practical-Projects/dp/0830693904
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Hey than's this looks perfect!
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It's a great book, it still has many relevant learning experiments and all with low powered, easy to obtain lasers.
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