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Hecht, Jeff

Works: 37 works in 245 publications in 6 languages and 11,372 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Handbooks and manuals  Popular works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TA1800, 621.366
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jeff Hecht
Understanding fiber optics by Jeff Hecht( Book )

51 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation. Ideal for technicians, entry-level engineers, and other nonspecialists, this practical, thorough, and accessible introduction to fiber optics reflects the expertise of an author who has followed the field for over 20 years. Using a non-theoretical/mathematical, and well-illustrated approach, it begins with the technical details of optical fibers, moves through the tools and techniques used to work with them, the devices used to connect fiber network, and concludes with applications showing how fibers are used
City of light : the story of fiber optics by Jeff Hecht( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"City of Light tells the story of fiber optics, tracing its transformation from 19th-century parlor trick into the foundation of our global communications network. Written for a broad audience by a journalist who has covered the field for twenty years, the books is a lively account of both the people and the ideas behind this revolutionary technology."--Jacket
Beam weapons : the next arms race by Jeff Hecht( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the technology and uses of high-energy laser and particle-beam weapons both on the battlefield and in strategic defense against nuclear attack. Technical issues covered include high-energy lasers, particle beams, x-ray lasers, microwaves, pointing and tracking systems, beam delivery, reliability, and atmospheric effect on beams. Potential missions covered include missile defense, anti-satellite weapons, aircraft use, and battlefield weapons. This book also covers the Reagan administration's "Star Wars" program, prospects for development of practical beam weapons, and their implications for military strategy and global policy
The laser guidebook by Jeff Hecht( Book )

41 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laser is rapidly finding more and varied applications in science, engineering, industry, medicine, and entertainment. This book is written to help end-users quickly and easily choose the laser best suited to their needs. It is designed for ease of use and to explain the operation and characteristics of different types of lasers. Although there is some coverage of internal physics, the strong emphasis is on practical characteristics of lasers such as output power, wavelength, cooling and types of devices commercially available. The Second Edition includes all-new chapters on x-ray lasers, free-electron lasers, semiconductor lasers (used in CD players), and fiber lasers, as well as complete updates to all First Edition chapters
Beam : the race to make the laser by Jeff Hecht( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1954, Charles Townes invented the laser's microwave cousin, the maser. The next logical step was to extend the same physical principles to the shorter wavelengths of light, but the idea did not catch fire until October 1957, when Townes asked Gordon Gould about Gould's research on using light to excite thallium atoms. Each took the idea and ran with it. The independent-minded Gould sought the fortune of an independent inventor; the professorial Townes sought the fame of scientific recognition. Townes enlisted the help of his brother-in-law, Arthur Schawlow, and got Bell Labs into the race. Gould turned his ideas into a patent application and a million-dollar defense contract. They soon had company. Ali Javan, one of Townes's former students, began pulling 90-hour weeks at Bell Labs with colleague Bill Bennett. And far away in California a bright young physicist named Ted Maiman became a very dark horse in the race. While Schawlow proclaimed that ruby could never make a laser, Maiman slowly convinced himself it would. As others struggled with recalcitrant equipment and military secrecy, Maiman built a tiny and elegant device that fit in the palm of his hand. His ruby laser worked the first time he tried it, on May 16, 1960, but afterwards he had to battle for acceptance as the man who made the first laser. Beam is a fascinating tale of a remarkable and powerful invention that has become a symbol of modern technology. - Publisher
Controversies in education by Dwight William Allen( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optics : light for a new age by Jeff Hecht( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the wonders of light and optics, exploring such developments as lasers, fiber optics, and holography
Vanishing life : the mystery of mass extinctions by Jeff Hecht( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the phenomenon of mass extinctions of plant and animal species throughout history
Shifting shores : rising seas, retreating coastlines by Jeff Hecht( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the various factors that change the shape of coastlines including storms, natural erosion, and rising sea levels. Also discusses the future implications of these changes on coastal and low-lying centers of population and what can be done to protect the coastlines and slow the process of change
Laser pioneers by Jeff Hecht( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laser, light of a million uses by Jeff Hecht( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to laser technology by C. Breck Hitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

520 The only introductory text on the market today that explains the underlying physics and engineering applicable to all lasersAlthough lasers are becoming increasingly important in our high-tech environment, many of the technicians and engineers who install, operate, and maintain them have had little, if any, formal training in the field of electro-optics. This can result in less efficient usage of these important tools. Introduction to Laser Technology, Fourth Edition provides readers with a good understanding of what a laser is and what it can and cannot do. The book explains what types of laser to use for different purposes and how a laser can be modified to improve its performance in a given application. With a unique combination of clarity and technical depth, the book explains the characteristics and important applications of commercial lasers worldwide and discusses light and optics, the fundamental elements of lasers, and laser modification
Laser pioneer interviews : with an introduction to laser history by Jeff Hecht( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El rayo láser by Jeff Hecht( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tools on the cutting edge : lasers( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of types of lasers and laser applications in industry, medicine, communications, and other fields
Laser : dodelijk wapen, genezende straal by Jeff Hecht( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerde informatie over werking en toepassingsmogelijkheden
Other earths : an atlas of the ages of the planet by Jeff Hecht( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laser : verktyg, vapen, konst by Jeff Hecht( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Understanding fiber optic components and systems]( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of the series introduces the important components used in fiber optic systems, including fibers, light sources, detectors, optical amplifiers, repeaters and regenerators, connectors, splices, couplers, switches, modulators, planar waveguide devices, fiber Bragg gratings, and filters. It covers both their principles and functions. The second part of the series introduces how fiber-optic systems work and how they are used. Topics include concepts, standards, long-haul telecommunications, submarine cables, regional telecommunications, local telephone systems, cable television networks, data communication, and optical networks
Understanding lasers : an entry-level guide by Jeff Hecht( )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for students, managers, non-specialist engineers, and anyone who wants an accessible introduction to laser technology, this book provides practical, intuitive descriptions of the workings of major types of lasers and their applications
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City of light : the story of fiber optics
Alternative Names
Hecht, J.

Hecht, Jeff

Hecht Jeffrey C.

Hecht, Jeffrey C. 1947-

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City of light : the story of fiber opticsBeam weapons : the next arms raceThe laser guidebookBeam : the race to make the laserVanishing life : the mystery of mass extinctionsLaser pioneersLaser, light of a million uses