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Introductory Concepts

  • Orazio Svelto

Abstract

Quantum electronics can be defined as that branch of electronics where phenomena of a quantum nature play a fundamental role. This book will deal with a particular aspect of quantum electronics, namely, the physical principles of lasers and their behavior. Before going into a detailed discussion of the subject, it seems appropriate to devote a little space to an explanation, in a very simple way, of the ideas behind the laser.

Keywords

Active Material Spontaneous Emission Population Inversion Spatial Coherence Coherence Time 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Orazio Svelto
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.National Research CouncilMilanItaly

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