## Optics, Light and Lasers: The Practical Approach to Modern Aspects of Photonics and Laser PhysicsStarting 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 |

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