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Title History of modern optics and optoelectronics development in China / Fuxi Gan, Shouyun Tian, [editors]
Published Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific/World Century, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 372 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Series on archaeology and history of science in China ; vol. 1
Series on archaeology and history of science in China ; v. 1
Contents West science vs. east / Gan Fuxi -- Optical science and technology in China in the first half of 20th century / Gan Fuxi -- The cradle of the contemporary optics in China / Gan Fuxi -- The history of research and development of optical glass in China / Gan Fuxi -- Birth and early development of lasers in China / Gan Fuxi -- Laser ABM -- one of the strategic defense means in early time / Gan Fuxi -- Memory of the early days -- quantum electronics research in the Institute of Electronics / Lin Fucheng -- Chinese laser research opened to the world / Gan Fuxi -- Breakthroughs and development of semiconductor lasers in China / Wang Qiming and Huang Yong-Zhen -- Development of the solid state laser materials in China / Gan Fuxi -- Development of high power lasers in China / Fan Dianyuan -- Establishment of the Daheng Company -- a pioneering work of Chinese scientific and technological system reform / Gan Fuxi -- National 863 High Technology Program promoted the development of optoelectronics in China / Gan Fuxi -- Open up the optical information storage technology in China / Gan Fuxi -- Progress of optical communications in China -- fragments of personal reminiscences / Fang Zujie -- The course of development of astronomical optical instruments / Pan Junhua -- Infra red optics research and application in satellite monitoring / Xue Yongqi -- High speed imaging and monitoring research and development / Hou Xun -- Research on laser cooling and time standard in optical wavelength range / Wang Yuzhu -- Industrial development of optical instruments in China / Zhuang Songlin
Summary 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
Notes Includes index
Print version record
Subject Optics -- China -- History.
Optoelectronics -- China -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Gan, Fuxi, editor
Tian, Shouyun, 1941- editor
ISBN 9789814518765 (electronic bk.)
981451876X (electronic bk.)