Fixed in version 1.4.4, 22 March 2010: typo in Eq. (6.9).

Fixed in version 1.4.1, 7 May 2008 (thanks to Lennart C. Karssen for submitting these):

* fixed typo in Chapter 11, first sentence. * Added explanatory note to second figure of Section 11.2.1, explaining equivalence of f*f and f*g for example * fixed typo (extra prime) in Eq. (11.11) * changed notation slightly in Section 11.3.1.

Changed in version 1.4: stylistic changes to typesetting and cover page.

Fixed in version 1.3.2, 16 April 2008 (thanks to Kirk Madison): missing indices in Eq. (17.57).

Fixed in version 1.3, 18 February 2008 (thanks to Dovid Levin for submitting these):

* Eq. (2.9): fixed sign error * p. 16: added primes in "all points {P: AP=PA' where PA' " * p. 16: wording fix "collimated -> concentrated" * Eq. (6.55): reordered matrix product * p. 74: added explanatory note that equality of Rayleigh lengths implies equality of beam waists * p. 84: Corrected typo (One one) * Eq. (7.14): fixed sign error * Eq. (7.51): fixed misplaced factor of 2

Also in version 1.3:

* Change to title page style * Copyright notice added * Hyperlinks not colored

Fixed in version 1.2.3, 23 January 2008 (thanks to Lennart C. Karssen for submitting these):

* Eqs. (16.21) and (16.24) fixed to match Eq. (16.18). * Fixed minor typos in Chapter 17.

Changed in version 1.2.2, 4 September 2007 (thanks to John Noe for these corrections and suggestions)

* Typo after Eq. (1.9) fixed. * Minor wording changes in Chapter 6 (Gaussian beams), e.g. afer Eq. (6.37)

Fixed in version 1.2.1, 29 August 2007 (thanks to John Noe for this correction)

* Missing exponent in Eq. (6.26) added.

Added in version 1.2, 22 August 2007

* Plot of laser spiking in a Yb:fiber laser added to Chapter 15 (Laser Physics).

Fixed in version 1.1, 29 June 2007

* Font and page header style changes everywhere. * Fixed broken reference in Chapter 9 (Fresnel relations). * Minor updates to Chapter 15 (Laser Physics).

Fixed in version 1.0, 11 April 2007 (thanks to Lennart C. Karssen for submitting these):

* Ch.4, Eq.(4.24) should have a second order derivative of t. * Ch.5, Eq.(5.14) should have a second order derivative of t as well, as noted in the text. * Ch.5, in the paragraph after Eq.(5.14): "... we know that part of the beam will transmit (refract) and part will transmit, ...". The first use of "transmit" should probably be "reflected" or something similar. * Ch.5, Eq.(5.15) should have a U_0 after the equal sign. * Ch.17, Eq.(17.8) should have (+) above the x_0's to be consistent. * Ch.17.2.2, text between Eqs.(17.42) and (17.43): "modul" should be "model" in "... the Drude model reduces to the undamped plasma modul.". * Ch.17.3.2.2, Eq.(17.76), the second integral on the first line misses a prime in the dt. * Ch.17.3.3.1, just below Eq.(17.111), the Doppler temperatures of Cs and Rb are mixed up. * The same goes for the recoil temperatures between Eqs.(17.112) and (17.113)