Optics, Light and Lasers: The Practical Approach to Modern Aspects of Photonics and Laser Physics

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 27, 2007 - Science - 559 pages
Starting from the concepts of classical optics, Optics, Light and Lasers introduces in detail the phenomena of linear and nonlinear light matter interaction, the properties of modern laser sources, and the concepts of quantum optics. Several examples taken from the scope of modern research are provided to emphasize the relevance of optics in current developments within science and technology. The text has been written for newcomers to the topic and benefits from the author's ability to explain difficult sequences and effects in a straightforward and easily comprehensible way. To this second, completely updated and enlarged edition, new chapters on quantum optics, quantum information, matter waves, photonic fibres and materials have been added, as well as more than 100 problems on laser physics and applied optics.
 

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Contents

Wave optics
33
Light propagation in matter
81
The Practical Approach to Modern Aspects of Photonics and Laser Physics
149
Coherence and interferometry 777
177
Light and matter
221
The laser
255
Laser dynamics
297
Semiconductor lasers
333
Laser spectroscopy
401
Photons an introduction to quantum optics
439
optical mixing processes
489
fourwave mixing
521
A Mathematics for optics
533
Poynting theorem
539
Bibliography
545
Index
553

Sensors for light
371

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About the author (2007)

Dieter Meschede was born in Lathen/Ems, Germany, in 1954. From his early days on he liked to wander through the world and has thus studied physics in several places including Hannover, Cologne, Boulder, and Munich. He has been professor of experimental physics since 1990. Professor Meschede is now based at the University of Bonn, Germany, where his current scientific interests concentrate on light-matter interactions at the most elementary level, i.e. with single atoms and single photons.

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