The second edition of Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Applications on a Femtosecond Time Scale offers revised information on diagnostic techniques and applications involving sensors, imaging and mode-locked lasers, including more advanced technologies. This 673-page guide to designing and constructing femtosecond systems combines principles with experimental techniques. It describes how the technology can be applied to optics, spectroscopy, medical imaging, quantum physics and electromagnetism. Written in a tutorial style, it is suitable for seniors and graduate students as well as engineers and scientists working in related fields. Jean-Claude Diels and Wolfgang Rudolph; Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, Burlington, Mass., 2006; $99.95, €79.95.