Summary: This text/reference explains the operating principles and applications of lasers, including central background material not often provided at this level. Exposition incorporates many intuitive explanations and practical examples. Introduces basic principles, including the necessary classical and quantum physics, and provides concise discussions of specific lasers, laser resonators, and numerous applications, including nonlinear optics. Discussions are self-contain
ed and in a style that should appeal to physicists, chemists, and engineers.
Summary: This text/reference explains the operating principles and applications of lasers, including central background material not often provided at this level. Exposition incorporates many intuitive explanations and practical examples. Introduces basic principles, including the necessary classical and quantum physics, and provides concise discussions of specific lasers, laser resonators, and numerous applications, including nonlinear optics. Discussions are self-contained and in a style that should appeal to physicists, chemists, and engineers. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:88 Cover: Hardcover Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published: 11/28/1988 International: No
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Milonni, Peter W. : University of Arkansas Main Campus
About the Authors Peter W. Milonni is a staff member of the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Professor of Physics at the University of Arkansas. Previously he held positions with the Perkin-Elmer Corporation and the Air Force Weapons Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Rochester. Dr. Milonni is the author of numerous research and review papers on quantum optics, atomic radiation theory, and lasers, and is co-author of Chaos in Laser-Matter Interactions.
Eberly, Joseph H. : University of Rochester
Joseph H. Eberly is Professor of Physics and of Optics at the University of Rochester. Dr. Eberly has contributed to the research literature on quantum optics and laser physics. He has received a number of awards and fellowships from US and foreign organizations, most recently the Marian Smoluchowski Medal. He has acted as consultant to agencies of the US government, to foundations and to private industry, and has held visiting positions in Warsaw, Stanford, Boulder, London, Munich, and elsewhere. Dr. Eberly is co-author of Optical Resonance and Two-Level Atoms, and co-editor of Multiphoton Processes. He received his Ph.D. degree from Stanford University.
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Introduction to Laser Operation.
Classical Dispersion Theory.
Classical Theory of Absorption.
Atoms, Molecules, and Solids.
The Schrodinger Equation.
The Time-Dependent Schrodinger Equation.
Emission and Absorption and Rate Equations.
Semiclassical Radiation Theory.
Wave-Particle Duality of Light.
Laser Oscillation: Gain and Threshold.
Laser Oscillation: Power and Frequency.
Multimode and Transient Oscillation.
Specific Lasers and Pumping Mechanisms.
Optical Coherence and Lasers.
Some Laser Applications.
Introduction to Nonlinear Optics.
Nonlinear Optics: Higher-Order Processes.
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