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This book presents a collection of memoir papers on the development of modern and contemporary optics and optoelectronics in China from the 18th to 20th centuries. The papers were written by famous scientists in China, including members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, sharing their experience in different fields of optics and optoelectronics development. This is a unique book in understanding the natural science history of optics and optoelectronics. It gives you the general idea about how the western optical science spread to China in the 17th to 18th century; the cradle of the contemporary optics in China; Birth, development and application of lasers in China; high energy and high power lasers for laser antiballistic missile and laser nuclear fusion; development of Chinese optical communication and optical information storage; laser and infrared optics research for space science; development of Chinese optical instruments, etc.Contents:

West–East Flow of Scientific Knowledge (GAN Fuxi)
Optical Science and Technology in China in the First Half of the 20th Century (GAN Fuxi)
Cradle of Contemporary Optics in China (GAN Fuxi)
History of Optical Glass R&D in China (GAN Fuxi)
Birth and Early Development of Lasers in China (GAN Fuxi)
Lasers as Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense (GAN Fuxi)
Quantum Electronics Research at the Institute of Electronics — The Early Days (LIN Fucheng)
Opening Up Chinese Laser Research to the World (GAN Fuxi)
Breakthrough and Development of Semiconductor Lasers in China (WANG Qiming and HUANG Yongzhen)
Development of Solid State Laser Materials in China (GAN Fuxi)
The History of Development of Nonlinear Optical Borate Crystals (CHEN Chuangtian and YAO Wenjiao)
Daheng Company — An Early Experiment in Reforming Scientific and Technology Systems in China (GAN Fuxi)
Role of 863 Program in Promoting Optoelectronics in China (GAN Fuxi)
Building Up Optical Information Storage Capabilities in China (GAN Fuxi)
Progress of Optical Communications in China — Fragments of Personal Reminiscence (FANG Zujie)
Development Course of Astronomical Optical Instruments in China (PAN Junhua)
Development of Infrared Science and Technology in China (XUE Yongqi and ZHU Junhao)
A Review of Research on Atomic Clock and Laser Cooling of Gas Atoms in SIOM (WANG Yuzhu)
A Glimpse of China's High-Power Laser and Inertial Confinement Fusion Research (FAN Dianyuan)
My Scientific Research Career and China's Development of Optical Transient Technologies (HOU Xun)

Readership: Students and scientists who are interested in the history of optics and optoelectronics in China.

Science & Nature
June 11
World Scientific Publishing Company
Ingram DV LLC

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