Linear and Nonlinear Interactions of Laser Light and Matter

  • Ralf Menzel

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-XX
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  3. Ralf Menzel
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  4. Ralf Menzel
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  5. Ralf Menzel
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 583-879

About this book


This book covers the fundamental properties and the description of single photons and light beams, experimentally and theoretically. It explains the essentials of linear interactions and most nonlinear interactions between light and matter in both the transparent and absorbing cases. It also provides a basic understanding of modern lasers, as well as the principles of nonlinear optical spectroscopy. It is self-consistent and enriched by a large number of calculated illustrations, examples, and descriptive tables. Graduate students in physics and electrical engineering, as well as other sciences, will find this book a thorough introduction to the field, while for lecturers and scientists it is a rich source of useful information and a ready-to-hand reference.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Ralf Menzel
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikUniversität PotsdamPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-04523-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04521-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-2674
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