Elements of Quantum Optics

  • Pierre Meystre
  • Murray SargentIII

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent III
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  3. Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent III
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  18. Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent III
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  19. Back Matter
    Pages 488-496

About this book

Introduction

This book grew out of a 2-semester graduate course in laser physics and quantum optics. It requires a solid understanding of elementary electro­ magnetism as well as at least one, but preferably two, semesters of quantum mechanics. Its present form resulted from many years of teaching and research at the University of Arizona, the Max-Planck-Institut fiir Quanten­ optik, and the University of Munich. The contents have evolved signifi­ cantly over the years, due to the fact that quantum optics is a rapidly chang­ ing field. Because the amount of material that can be covered in two semes­ ters is finite, a number of topics had to be left out or shortened when new material was added. Important omissions include the manipulation of atomic trajectories by light, superradiance, and descriptions of experiments. Rather than treating any given topic in great depth, this book aims to give a broad coverage of the basic elements that we consider necessary to carry out research in quantum optics. We have attempted to present a vari­ ety of theoretical tools, so that after completion of the course students should be able to understand specialized research literature and to produce original research of their own. In doing so, we have always sacrificed rigor to physical insight and have used the concept of "simplest nontrivial exam­ ple" to illustrate techniques or results that can be generalized to more com­ plicated situations.

Keywords

Absorption Laserphysik Quantenoptik design laser laser physics laser spectroscopy mechanics nonlinear optics optics physics quantum optics semiconductor spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Pierre Meystre
    • 1
  • Murray SargentIII
    • 1
  1. 1.Optical Sciences CenterUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-11654-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-11656-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-11654-8
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