This introduction to the essential physics of quantum electronics and lasers covers fundamental topics in modern optics, the applicability of various theoretical approaches, and the physical meaning of laser-related phenomena. Experimental results and properties of practical lasers are interwoven, thereby allowing an explicit demonstration of the rate equation approach and the semi-classical treatment. The basic concepts of non-linear optical devices and laser spectroscopy are introduced.
1. The Laser - An Unprecedented Light Source.- 2. The Coherence of Light.- 3. Electromagnetic Theory of Light.- 4. Emission and Absorption of Light.- 5. Principle of the Laser.- 6. Output Characteristics of the Laser.- 7. Coherent Interaction.- 8. Nonlinear Coherent Effects.- 9. Theory of Laser Oscillation.- References.- Solutions and Answers.
Series: Springer Series in Computational Mathematics
Number Of Pages: 234
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised