Presents fundamental principles of lasers immediately relevant to lasers in practice. Balancing theory with engineering examples from well-established laser companies, the book provides an important and practical design resource. KEY TOPICS: Using actual laser systems from major companies as examples, the book provides an opportunity to apply skills. The book also introduces non-linear optics and covers important support technologies. It also incorporates material on basic laser safety and summarizes basic optics commonly used in laser engineering. MARKET: A valuable reference book for practicing electrical engineers working with lasers.