Jeff Hecht

Biography

Jeff Hecht writes about science and technology, particularly topics related to lasers and dinosaurs. He is a correspondent for New Scientist magazine, a contributing editor for Laser Focus World, and regularly writes for other magazines including Optics & Photonics News and IEEE Spectrum. He has written 11 books, including Understanding Fiber Optics, Understanding Lasers, City of Light: The Story of Fiber Optics, Beam Weapons, The Laser Guidebook, Optics:Light For a New Age, and Beam: the Race to Make the Laser.

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Books

Conspiracy!
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 56,900. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016 by NESFA Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Conspiracy! is an anthology of science fictional short stories about conspiracies.
Beam Weapons: Roots of Reagan's Star Wars
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,260. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Lasers & Photonics, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Arms control
Beam Weapons describes the military technology behind Ronald Reagan's 'Star Wars' strategic defense system, intended to develop radically new beam weapons that destroyed nuclear missiles with directed energy — laser beams or charged particles. Originally published in 1984 as Beam Weapons: The Next Arms Race, this new edition includes an epilogue covering recent development of laser weapons.

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