Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics

Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics

by Paul R. Berman
     
 

"This book is special in that it covers certain topics from several viewpoints. Many are presented, compared, discussed, and described in terms of their similarities and differences. I think this is beautifully done! The writing is clear, precise, and concise, and the well-done citations to other parts of the text lead the reader along logical paths to a

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"This book is special in that it covers certain topics from several viewpoints. Many are presented, compared, discussed, and described in terms of their similarities and differences. I think this is beautifully done! The writing is clear, precise, and concise, and the well-done citations to other parts of the text lead the reader along logical paths to a significant conclusion."—Harold Metcalf, State University of New York, Stony Brook

"This book gives a very detailed and comprehensive treatment of theoretical quantum optics. It provides a consistent and thorough look at the whole field and will be a valuable reference."—Richard Thompson, Imperial College, London

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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