"We call it the 'bible on lasers.'"
--Robert L. Byer, Optics and Photonics, July/August 2014
"The classic pedagogical treatment of the subject."
"An extraordinary tutorial text particularly for use by
graduate students as well as an invaluable reference for the
"LASERS is a remarkably well written book that should
become the standard introductory text on laser physics."
--Optical & Quantum Electronic News
Lasers is both a textbook and a general reference book with an emphasis on basic laser principles and theory. A unique feature is that it gives a complete, detailed, and accurate treatment of laser physics, building only on classical models, without requiring the reader to have a quantum mechanical background. It is for all scientists and engineers who work with lasers.
Read "Tony Siegman's Legacy of Laser Education" in Optics & Photonics, August 2014