Encyclopedia of optical engineering
7th Floor TA 1509 E55 2003
The optics encylopedia: basic foundations and practical applications
7th floor QC351.2 .O64 2004
Springer handbook of atomic, molecular, and optical physics
7th Floor QC173 .S5985 2006
Springer handbook of lasers and optics
7th Floor QC688 .S67 2007
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