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A Short Introduction to Laser Physics

  • Frank Grossmann
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Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

To study the influence of light on the dynamics of an atom or a molecule experimentally, laser-light sources are used most frequently. This is due to the fact that laser light has well-defined and often tunable properties. The theory of the laser dates back to the 1950s and 1960s and by now is textbook material.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnische Universität DresdenDresden, SaxonyGermany

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