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

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 6, 2017 - Science - 552 pages
This new, updated and enlarged edition of the successful and exceptionally well-structured textbook features new chapters on such hot topics as optical angular momentum, microscopy beyond the resolution limit, metamaterials, femtocombs, and quantum cascade lasers. It provides comprehensive and coherent coverage of fundamental optics, laser physics, and important modern applications, while equally including some traditional aspects for the first time, such as the Collins integral or solid immersion lenses.
Written for newcomers to the topic who will benefit from the author's ability to explain difficult theories and effects in a straightforward and readily comprehensible way.
 

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Contents

Wave Optics
29
Interfaces Dispersion
83
Light Propagation in Structured Matter
121
Optical Images
149
Coherence and Interferometry
181
B 1
194
Problems
216
The Laser
249
Sensors for Light
353
Laser Spectroscopy and Laser Cooling
379
Coherent LightMatter Interaction
407
An Introduction to Quantum Optics
417
Optical Mixing Processes
457
FourWave Mixing
485
A Mathematics for Optics
497
Bibliography
507

B 3
280
Laser Dynamics
285
Semiconductor Lasers
319

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About the author (2017)

Dieter Meschede studied physics in several places including Hannover, Cologne, Boulder, and Munich. He has been professor of experimental physics since 1990. At the University of Bonn his current scientific interests are directed towards light-matter interactions at the most elementary level, i.e. with single atoms and single photons for applications in quantum technology.

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