Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics

Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics

by Paul R. Berman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691140561

ISBN-13: 9780691140568

Pub. Date: 12/13/2010

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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

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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)


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691140568
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/13/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents


Preface xv

Chapter 1: Preliminaries 1

Chapter 2: Two-Level Quantum Systems 17

Chapter 3: Density Matrix for a Single Atom 56

Chapter 4: Applications of the Density Matrix Formalism 83

Chapter 5: Density Matrix Equations: Atomic Center-of-Mass Motion, Elementary Atom Optics, and Laser Cooling 99

Chapter 6: Maxwell-Bloch Equations 120

Chapter 7: Two-Level Atoms in Two or More Fields: Introduction to Saturation Spectroscopy 136

Chapter 8: Three-Level Atoms: Applications to Nonlinear Spectroscopy-Open Quantum Systems 159

Chapter 9: Three-Level Atoms: Dark States, Adiabatic Following, and Slow Light 184

Chapter 10: Coherent Transients 206

Chapter 11: Atom Optics and Atom Interferometry 242

Chapter 12: The Quantized, Free Radiation Field 280

Chapter 13: Coherence Properties of the Electric Field 312

Chapter 14: Photon Counting and Interferometry 339

Chapter 15: Atom-Quantized Field Interactions 358

Chapter 17: Optical Pumping and Optical Lattices 402

Chapter 18: Sub-Doppler Laser Cooling 422

Chapter 19: Operator Approach to Atom-Field Interactions: Source-Field Equation 453

Chapter 20: Light Scattering 474

Chapter 21: Entanglement and Spin Squeezing 492

References 506

Bibliography 507

Index 509

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