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Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics - Paul R. Berman

Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics

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"Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics" is an essential textbook for graduate students studying the interaction of optical fields with atoms. It also serves as an ideal reference text for researchers working in the fields of laser spectroscopy and quantum optics.

The book provides a rigorous introduction to the prototypical problems of radiation fields interacting with two- and three- level atomic systems. It examines the interaction of radiation with both atomic vapors and condensed matter systems, the density matrix and the Bloch vector, and applications involving linear absorption and saturation spectroscopy. Other topics include hole burning, dark states, slow light and coherent transient spectroscopy, as well as atom optics and atom interferometry. In the second half of the text, the authors consider applications in which the radiation field is quantized. Topics include spontaneous decay, optical pumping, sub-Doppler laser cooling, the Heisenberg equations of motion for atomic and field operators, and light scattering by atoms in both weak and strong external fields. The concluding chapter offers methods for creating entangled and spin-squeezed states of matter.

Instructors can create a one-semester course based on this book by combining the introductory chapters with a selection of the more advanced material. A solutions manual is available to teachers.Rigorous introduction to the interaction of optical fields with atoms Applications include linear and nonlinear spectroscopy, dark states, and slow light Extensive chapter on atom optics and atom interferometry Conclusion explores entangled and spin-squeezed states of matter Solutions manual (available only to teachers)

"Berman and Malinovsky's book can be recommended to graduate students and workers transferring from other areas."--D.G.C. Jones, Contemporary Physics "This high-quality, well-written book is a fine addition to the literature of modern optics... The general style is lucid and entirely fitting for a textbook... In all, this is a splendid book and I am confident that it will be widely received with considerable enthusiasm."--David L. Andrews, Optics & Photonics News

Preface xv Chapter 1: Preliminaries 1 Chapter 2: Two-Level Quantum Systems 17 Chapter 3: Density Matrix for a Single Atom 56 Chapter 4: Applications of the Density Matrix Formalism 83 Chapter 5: Density Matrix Equations: Atomic Center-of-Mass Motion, Elementary Atom Optics, and Laser Cooling 99 Chapter 6: Maxwell-Bloch Equations 120 Chapter 7: Two-Level Atoms in Two or More Fields: Introduction to Saturation Spectroscopy 136 Chapter 8: Three-Level Atoms: Applications to Nonlinear Spectroscopy-Open Quantum Systems 159 Chapter 9: Three-Level Atoms: Dark States, Adiabatic Following, and Slow Light 184 Chapter 10: Coherent Transients 206 Chapter 11: Atom Optics and Atom Interferometry 242 Chapter 12: The Quantized, Free Radiation Field 280 Chapter 13: Coherence Properties of the Electric Field 312 Chapter 14: Photon Counting and Interferometry 339 Chapter 15: Atom-Quantized Field Interactions 358 Chapter 17: Optical Pumping and Optical Lattices 402 Chapter 18: Sub-Doppler Laser Cooling 422 Chapter 19: Operator Approach to Atom-Field Interactions: Source-Field Equation 453 Chapter 20: Light Scattering 474 Chapter 21: Entanglement and Spin Squeezing 492 References 506 Bibliography 507 Index 509

ISBN: 9780691140568
ISBN-10: 0691140561
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 13th December 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.27