Opportunities in Laser Technology

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  • Copyright: 2008-04-11
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Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Laser: A Revolutionary Lightp. 1
Ted Maiman's vision
What is a laser? Many uses of lasers
Birth of a new industry
Laser patent war
Importance of the Gould patents
How Lasers Workp. 19
Parts of a laser
How lasers amplify light
Race to create the laser
Power of coherent light
Breakthrough laser
Importance of Maiman's work
Lasers in Health Care and Medicinep. 33
Variety of laser applications
Lasers used in medicine
Lasers in ophthalmology
Lasers in obstetrics/gynecology
Lasers in podiatry
Working with lasers
Laser nurse coordinator in a hospital setting
Laser coordinator in a medical center
Laser educators
Professional certification and organizations
Lasers in Manufacturingp. 55
Advantages of lasers
Types of lasers
Resources for learning more about industrial lasers
Kinds of jobs and income levels
Job qualifications
Laser machinist
Research engineer
Researching laser jobs in manufacturing
Lasers in Military and Space Applicationsp. 83
Strategic Defense Initiative
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
Laser defense and weapons
Jobs in military programs
Measurements in space
Lasers on the Moon
Employment with NASA
Other military and defense employment
Lasers in Communicationsp. 97
Ever-faster transmission
Role of Bell Laboratories
Optical networking
Lasers and optical storage
Professional working conditions
Lasers and the revolution in printing
Lasers in Researchp. 115
Technology transfer
Medical free-electron laser program
Other spin-off applications
Laser fusion
Laser isotope separation
Laser research at Battelle
Jobs in research
Security clearance
Laser research scientist
Major laser research centers
Preparing for a Career in Laser Technologyp. 129
Science literacy
College and beyond
University of Rochester
University of Arizona
University of Central Florida
Job Hunting Strategies and Workplace Awarenessp. 139
Personal characteristics
Being selective about your training
Online resources
Salaries and wages
Licenses and certifications
Safety regulations and OSHA
Women and Minorities in Science and Technologyp. 151
Enrollment demographics
Concentrate on science and math
Additional resources
International Opportunitiesp. 157
Laser technology in Canada
Laser technology in Great Britain
Laser technology in Australia
Professional Societies and Associationsp. 165
International List of Schools and Research Institutesp. 173
Further Readingp. 187
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