Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics is an essential textbook for graduate students studying the interaction of optical fields with atoms. It also serves as an ideal reference text for researchers working in the fields of laser spectroscopy and quantum optics. The book provides a rigorous introduction to the prototypical problems of radiation fields interacting with two- and three-level atomic systems. It examines the interaction of radiation with both atomic vapors and condensed matter systems, the density matrix and the Bloch vector, and applications involving linear absorption and saturation spectroscopy. Other topics include hole burning, dark states, slow light, and coherent transient spectroscopy, as well as atom optics and atom interferometry. In the second half of the text, the authors consider applications in which the radiation field is quantized. Topics include spontaneous decay, optical pumping, sub-Doppler laser cooling, the Heisenberg equations of motion for atomic and field operators, and light scattering by atoms in both weak and strong external fields. The concluding chapter offers methods for creating entangled and spin-squeezed states of matter. Instructors can create a one-semester course based on this book by combining the introductory chapters with a selection of the more advanced material. A solutions manual is available to teachers. Rigorous introduction to the interaction of optical fields with atoms Applications include linear and nonlinear spectroscopy, dark states, and slow light Extensive chapter on atom optics and atom interferometry Conclusion explores entangled and spin-squeezed states of matter Solutions manual (available only to teachers)
This book describes the fundamental principles of the laser and the propagation of laser radiation in bulk and guided wave components. All solid state, gas, and semiconductor lasers are analyzed as macroscopic devices with susceptibility originating from quantum mechanical interactions. Additional analysis of the unique properties of coherent laser light in optical components is derived from fundamental principles.
This Book On Lasers Is The Culmination Of Several Years Of Relentless Personal Research, Exhaustive Literature Survey, Critical Analysis Of All The Facets Of The Subject And Interactions With The Subject Experts And Students In India And Abroad, By The Author.This Book Has Been Very Systematically Structured And Organised. The Subject Has Been Divided Into Three Parts. Part A Deals With All The Established Principles And Theories Of Laser Science Prefixed With A Journey Through The Relevant Areas Of Optics And Modern Physics. Part B Presents A Galaxy Of All The Available Laser Schemes Of The Day, With A Peep Into The Future. Part C Deals With The Myriads Of Applications Of This 'Wonder Beam' In Every Walk Of Life.While Giving An Exhaustive Account About Lasers, The Book Also Covers All The, Relevant Aspects Of Related Subjects Such As Fibre Optics, Holography, Laser Safety Etc. Apart From The Excellent Presentation Of The Topics, As They Unfold, This Book Contains A Rich Fund Of Worked Out Examples And Student Exercises, With Answers.The Language Is Simple And Reader-Friendly, The Treatise Logical, And Even The Intricate Mathematical Derivations And Clear And Lucid. This Book Is Meant To Be A Very Valuable Guide To Students At Graduate And Postgraduate Levels And To Those Working Or Intending To Work In The Field Of Lasers, To Add To What They Already Know. This Is Perhaps The Only Book, At Present, On Lasers By An Indian Author With Such A Vast Coverage Of The Subject Itself And The Associated Disciplines.
Although the basic principles of lasers have remained unchanged in the past 20 years, there has been a shift in the kinds of lasers generating interest. Providing a comprehensive introduction to the operating principles and applications of lasers, this second edition of the classic book on the subject reveals the latest developments and applications of lasers. Placing more emphasis on applications of lasers and on optical physics, the book's self-contained discussions will appeal to physicists, chemists, optical scientists, engineers, and advanced undergraduate students.
This book is motivated by the very favorable reception given to the previous editions as well as by the considerable range of new developments in the laser field since the publication of the third edition in 1989. These new developments include, among others, quantum-well and muitiple-quantum-welliasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, new concepts for both stable and unstable resonators, femtosecond lasers, ultra-high-brightness lasers, etc. This edition thus represents a radically revised version of the preceding edition, amounting essentially to a new book in its own right. However, the basic aim has remained the same, namely to provide a broad and unified description of laser behavior at the simplest level which is compatible with a correct physical understanding. The book is therefore intended as a textbook for a senior-level or first-year graduate course and/or as a reference book. The most relevant additions or changes to this edition can be summarized as follows: 1. A much-more detailed description of Amplified Spontaneous Emission has been given (Chapter 2) and a novel simplified treatment of this phenomenon, both for homogeneous and inhomogeneous lines, has been introduced (Appendix C). 2. A major fraction of a new chapter (Chapter 3) is dedicated to the interaction of radiation with semiconductor media, either in a bulk form or in a quantum-confined structure (quantum-well, quantum-wire and quantum dot). 3.
This new edition features numerous updates and additions. Especially 4 new chapters on Fiber Optics, Integrated Optics, Frequency Combs and Interferometry reflect the changes since the first edition. In addition, major complete updates for the chapters: Optical Materials and Their Properties, Optical Detectors, Nanooptics, and Optics far Beyond the Diffraction Limit. Features Contains over 1000 two-color illustrations. Includes over 120 comprehensive tables with properties of optical materials and light sources. Emphasizes physical concepts over extensive mathematical derivations. Chapters with summaries, detailed index Delivers a wealth of up-to-date references.
Paras Prasad’s text provides a basic knowledge of a broadrange of topics so that individuals in all disciplines can rapidlyacquire the minimal necessary background for research anddevelopment in biophotonics. Introduction to Biophotonics serves asboth a textbook for education and training as well as a referencebook that aids research and development of those areas integratinglight, photonics, and biological systems. Each chapter contains atopic introduction, a review of key data, and description of futuredirections for technical innovation. Introduction to Biophotonicscovers the basic principles of Optics Optical spectroscopy Microscopy Each section also includes illustrated examples and reviewquestions to test and advance the reader’s knowledge.Sections on biosensors and chemosensors, important tools forcombating biological and chemical terrorism, will be of particularinterest to professionals in toxicology and other environmentaldisciplines. Introduction to Biophotonics proves a valuablereference for graduate students and researchers in engineering,chemistry, and the life sciences.
This third edition, motivated by the numerous and significant developments in the laser field since the publication of the second edition in 1982, is a substantially revised version of the previous edition. The basic philosophy has, however, remained the same, namely, to provide a broad and unified descrip tion of laser behavior at the simplest level that is compatible with a correct physical understanding. The basic organization of the book has also remained the same. The book is therefore aimed at both classroom teaching and self-study by students in electrical engineering, physics, and chemistry who have an interest in understanding the principles of laser operation. The major additions to this edition are the following: 1. New sections dealing with laser types, in particular x-ray lasers and new solid-state lasers, including alexandrite devices, and a greatly extended description of semiconductor lasers. 2. A more extended treatment of laser mode-locking, including new sections on cavity dumping and pulse compression. 3. A more extended and greatly simplified description of the coherence and statistical properties of laser light as opposed to those of conven tional light. 4. A greatly extended discussion of the physics of gas discharges. Other important additions include a discussion of some topics from conven tional optics (e.g., ray matrix methods, Fabry-Perot interferometers, and multilayer dielectric mirrors), Gaussian beam propagation (e.g., the ABeD law), and the theory of relaxation oscillations and active mode-locking.
Lasers and Optical Instrumentation covers B.E., M.E., and M. Sc. (Electronics) degree courses. The text covers basic principles of lasers, types of lasers and their characteristics, laser applications in engineering and medicine. Further the book includes extensive coverage of optoelectronic devices, fibre optic communication and fibre optic sensors. The book includes many solved problems throughout the text to support the theoretical concepts and help in understanding of underlying principles. Review questions have been included at the end of each chapter to practise and self-study. Spread in Ten Chapters the book broadly covers: " Characteristics of lasers, mode locking, Q-switching, powerful lasers, frequency stabilisation " Overview of applications of lasers in science, engineering and medicine; reliability and safety aspects " Laser interferometer, laser strain gauges, laser Doppler velocimeter, laser ranging, mechanical cutting, welding, scribing, holography " Applications of Raman spectroscopy " Application of laser devices, optical fibers etc., in fiber optic communications " Integrated optics, radiation source, transmission link, detector " Fibre optical sensors, non-intrusively, displacements, pressure, temperature, high currents, angular velocity " Future perspectives nanophotonics, quantum dots, photonic crystals
This Book Presents A Comprehensive Overview Of The Present Day Status Of Optical Fibre And Laser Technology, Stating Their Principles And Various Applications Including Optical Telecommunications Largely Avoiding Mathematical Treatment.Keeping The Idea In Mind That We Understand The Subject Better By Doing Experiments On It, Large Number Of Experiments On Laser And Optical Fibre Have Been Included Starting From Very Simple Demonstration To Complicated Ones.Some Theoretical Discussions Are Also Included In The Appendix As A Ready Reference. These Are - Dual Nature Of Light, Electromagnetic Wave, Interference, Diffraction And Polarization Of Light, Propagation Modes Through Optical Fibre Waveguide, Basic Digital Communication And Networking In Telecommunication.The Curricula Of These Emerging Fields Of Study Are Constantly Being Updated With The Rapid Growth Of Technology. With This View In Mind, The Areas Beyond The Present Day Curriculum Of Degree / Diploma Engineering Level Have Also Been Covered In This Book. The Students Of Degree / Diploma Engineering In Electronics / Electronics & Telecommunication As Well As Students Of Any Other Engineering Discipline And Undergraduate Applied Physics Would Find This Book Well Informative. The Post Graduate Students / Readers With Advanced Knowledge Can Also Use This Book For Ready Reference.
Developed from a lecture series for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in information processing and applied electronics, sets out the fundamental principles and optical behavior of lasers that need to be understood for industrial laser use. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
This comprehensive handbook gives a fully updated guide to lasers and laser technologies, including the complete range of their technical applications. The first volume outlines the fundamental components of lasers, their properties, and working principles. Key Features: • Offers a complete update of the original, bestselling work, including many brand-new chapters. • Deepens the introduction to fundamentals, from laser design and fabrication to host matrices for solid-state lasers, energy level diagrams, hosting materials, dopant energy levels, and lasers based on nonlinear effects. • Covers new laser types, including quantum cascade lasers, silicon-based lasers, titanium sapphire lasers, terahertz lasers, bismuth-doped fiber lasers, and diode-pumped alkali lasers. • Discusses the latest applications, e.g., lasers in microscopy, high-speed imaging, attosecond metrology, 3D printing, optical atomic clocks, time-resolved spectroscopy, polarization and profile measurements, pulse measurements, and laser-induced fluorescence detection. • Adds new sections on laser materials processing, laser spectroscopy, lasers in imaging, lasers in environmental sciences, and lasers in communications. This handbook is the ideal companion for scientists, engineers, and students working with lasers, including those in optics, electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, biomedicine, and other relevant areas.