Quantum electronics for atomic physics
QC689.5 .L35 N34 2010
- Unknown QC689.5 .L35 N34 2010
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -377) and index.
- 1. Gaussian beams -- 2. Optical resonators -- 3. Energy relations in optical cavities -- 4. Optical cavity as frequency discriminator -- 5. Laser gain and some of its consequences -- 6. Laser oscillation and pumping mechanisms -- 7. Descriptions of a few specific CW laser systems -- 8. Laser gain in a semiconductor -- 9. Semiconductor diode lasers -- 10. Mode locked lasers and requency metrology -- 11. Laser frequency stabilization -- 12. Atomic and molecular discriminants -- 13. Frequency and amplitude modulation -- 14. Nonlinear optics.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics provides a course in quantum electronics for researchers in atomic physics. The book covers the usual topics, such as Gaussian beams, cavities, lasers, nonlinear optics and modulation techniques, but also includes a number of areas not usually found in a textbook on quantum electronics. It includes such practical matters as the enhancement of nonlinear processes in a build-up cavity, impedance matching into a cavity, laser frequency stabilization (including servomechanism theory), astigmatism in ring cavities, and atomic/molecular spectroscopic techniques for the generation of a discriminant for laser frequency locking. A number of very recent developments are discussed, such as fiber lasers and frequency metrology using femtosecond lasers. Problem sets are included at the end of each chapter.
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- Publication date
- Warren Nagourney.
- Oxford graduate texts