Optics, Light and Lasers. The Practical Approach to Modern Aspects of Photonics and Laser Physics. 2nd, Revised and Enlarged Edition

  • ID: 2180227
  • Book
  • 559 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Starting from the concepts of classical optics, Optics, Light and Lasers introduces in detail the phenomena of linear and nonlinear light matter interaction, the properties of modern laser sources, and the concepts of quantum optics. Several examples taken from the scope of modern research are provided to emphasize the relevance of optics in current developments with in science and technology. The text has been written for newcomers to the topic and benefits from the author′s ability to explain difficult sequences and effects in a straightforward and easily comprehensively way. To this second, completely updated and enlarged edition, new chapters on quantum optics, photonic fibers and materials have been added, as well as more than 100 problems on laser physics and applied optics.
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1. Light Rays

2. Wave Optics

3. Light Propagation in Matter

4. Optical Images

5. Coherence and Interferometry

6. Light and Matter

7. The Laser

8. Laser Dynamics

9. Semiconductor Lasers

10. Sensors for Light

11. Laser Spectroscopy

12. Photons –

An Introduction to Quantum Optics

13. Nonlinear Optics I: Optical Mixing Processes

14. Nonlinear Optics II: Four–wave Mixing

Appendix A: Mathematics for Optics

Appendix B: Supplements in Quantum Mechanics
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From reviews of the first edition:

"The scientific content and theoretical thread that builds up the book are excellent. [...] This is an excellent scientific book that is pleasant (even enjoyable) to read."

Advanced Materials

"What I really like about the book is the large selection of clearly marked examples and ′excursions′ within the text. They offer a connection between fundamental physics and modern technological and scientific applications. This is often missing in other books, leaving the reader wondering what all the formalism could be used for. Here, one always has the feeling that the treated subject is of relevance to areas of modern research. [...] I can certainly recommend the book to newcomers who wish to get both an introduction into the fundamentals as well as an overview of modern optical applications."

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