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Laser physics / Peter W. Milonni, Joseph H. Eberly.

By: Milonni, Peter W.
Contributor(s): Eberly, J. H, 1935- | Wiley InterScience (Online service).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Wiley Online Library.Publisher: Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 830 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780470409718; 0470409711; 9780470409701 (electronic bk.); 0470409703 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Lasers | Nonlinear optics | Physical opticsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Laser physics.Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Frontmatter -- Introduction to Laser Operation -- Atoms, Molecules, and Solids -- Absorption, Emission, and Dispersion of Light -- Laser Oscillation: Gain and Threshold -- Laser Oscillation: Power and Frequency -- Multimode and Pulsed Lasing -- Laser Resonators and Gaussian Beams -- Propagation of Laser Radiation -- Coherence in Atom-Field Interactions -- Introduction to Nonlinear Optics -- Some Specific Lasers and Amplifiers -- Photons -- Coherence -- Some Applications of Lasers -- Diode Lasers and Optical Communications -- Numerical Methods for Differential Equations.
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Frontmatter -- Introduction to Laser Operation -- Atoms, Molecules, and Solids -- Absorption, Emission, and Dispersion of Light -- Laser Oscillation: Gain and Threshold -- Laser Oscillation: Power and Frequency -- Multimode and Pulsed Lasing -- Laser Resonators and Gaussian Beams -- Propagation of Laser Radiation -- Coherence in Atom-Field Interactions -- Introduction to Nonlinear Optics -- Some Specific Lasers and Amplifiers -- Photons -- Coherence -- Some Applications of Lasers -- Diode Lasers and Optical Communications -- Numerical Methods for Differential Equations.

Previous ed.: New York: Wiley, 1988.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Description based on print version record.

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CHOICE Review

Twenty years ago, Milonni and Eberly (both, Univ. of Rochester) wrote Lasers (CH, May'89, 26-5114). It became a standard work on the operation of lasers and is still in print without revisions/additions. This book updates Lasers with many new topics added to maintain currency. Nevertheless, the authors have retained the emphasis on background optical physics and careful, accessible explanations of the physical basis of laser operation that distinguished the original book from others in the field. Lasers, while physically unimposing, represent scientific and technical achievements of the highest order. Understanding laser operation requires a mastery of quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular physics, optics, and electrodynamics. While courses in these subjects are part of undergraduate/graduate physics curricula, the particular aspects of each needed to understand laser operation goes beyond standard course topics/examples. The text successfully bridges the gulf between the general and the specific physics and engineering knowledge necessary to comprehend this topic. Other well-known but older works are J. T. Verdeyen's Laser Electronics (3rd ed., 1995), which tends to the mathematical; O. Svelto's Principles of Lasers (5th ed., 2010; 1st ed., CH, Dec'76), with an approach similar to that of Laser Physics but less up-to-date; and the longtime standard work, A. E. Siegman's Lasers (CH, Apr'87). Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners. M. Coplan Institute for Physical Science and Technology

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PETER W. MILONNI is currently Laboratory Fellow and Laboratory Associate in the Complex Systems Group of the Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Research Professor of Physics at the University of Rochester. Dr. Milonni is the author or coauthor of several books and has published research and review papers on both pure and applied physics. He has served for many years on a number of editorial boards, and was the recipient of the Max Born Award of the Optical Society of America in 2008. His research interests are in the areas of quantum optics and electrodynamics, especially in connection with the quantum and fluctuation properties of electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter. <p> JOSEPH H. EBERLY is currently Andrew Carnegie Professor Physics and Professor of Optics at the University of Rochester. A past president of the Optical Society of America, he has contributed to the research literature on theoretical quantum optics and laser physics, with interests in multipulse propogation, high-field atomic physics, quantum entanglement, cavity QED, and relaxation dynamics. Dr. Eberly received the Smoluchowski Medal of the Physical Society of Poland in 1987 and the Charles Hard Townes Award of the Optical Society of America in 1994. He is the coauthor of two books and coeditor of several conference proceedings. He is the founding editor of Optics Express and has served on a number of editorial and advisory boards.</p>

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