This volume presents the written versions of papers that were delivered at the Third Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, held on the campus of the University of Rochester during the three days of June 21-23, 1972. The Conference was a sequel to two earlier meetings devoted to the same field of modern physics, that were also held in Rochester in 1960 and in 1966. The scope of the Conference was largely confined to basic pro blems in the general area of optical coherence and quantum optics, and excluded engineering applications that are well covered by other meetings. Approximately 250 scientists from 9 countries participated, most of whom are active workers in the field. Alto gether 72 papers, including 26 invited papers, were presented in 17 sessions. The papers dealt mainly with the subjects of resonant pulse propagation, lasers, quantum electrodynamics and alternative theories, optical coherence, coherence effects in spontaneous emis sion, light scattering, optical correlation and fluctuation measure ments, coherent light interactions and quantum noise. The program was organized by a committee consisting of N. Bloembergen (Harvard University) J. H. Eberly (University of Rochester) E. L. Hahn (University of California at Berkeley) H. Haken (University of Stuttgart, Germany) M. Lax (City College of New York) B. J. Thompson (University of Rochester) L. Mandel (University of Rochester) }J'oint secretaries E.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1973|
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Table of ContentsW1 Resonant Pulse Propagation I.- W1-1 Some Nonlinear Properties of Pulse Propagation.- W1-2 Self-Induced Transparency in the Broadline and Narrowline Limits and Applications.- W1-3 Observation of Zero-Degree Pulse Propagation in a Resonant Medium.- W1-4 Higher Conservation Laws and Coherent Pulse Propagation.- W2 Quantum Electrodynamics and Alternative Theories I.- W2-1 Survey of the Present Status of Neoclassical Radiation Theory.- W2-2 A Test of Jaynes’ Neoclassical Theory: Incoherent Resonance Fluorescence from a Coherently Excited State.- W2-3 Experimental Limitations to the Validity of Semiclassical Radiation Theories.- W2-4 Time Delay Statistics of Photoelectric Emissions: An Experimental Test of Classical Radiation Theory.- W3 Coherence Effects in Spontaneous Emission I.- W3-1 Non-Linear Radiation Reaction.- W3-2 Master Equations in the Theory of Incoherent and Coherent Spontaneous Emission.- W3-3 Influence of Resonant Frequency Shifts on Superradiant Damping.- W3-4 Spontaneous Emission Rate in the Presence of a Mirror.- W4 Coherence I.- W4-1 Atomic Coherent States in Quantum Optics.- W4-2 Coherent States in Modern Physics.- W4-3 Debye Representation and Multipole Expansion of the Quantized Free Electromagnetic Field.- W4-4 Volume of Coherence.- T1 Quantum Electrodynamics and Alternative Theories II.- T1-1 A Quantum Treatment of Spontaneous Emission without Photons.- T1-2 Finite Quantum and Classical Electrodynamics.- T1-3 The Use of Classical Solutions in Quantum Optics.- T1-4 Raman Effect in Semiclassical Theory.- T2 Light Scattering I.- T2-1 Theory of Resonant Light Scattering Processes in Solids.- T2-2 A Generalized Extinction Theorem and Its Role in Scattering Theory.- T2-3 Mode Analysis and Mode Coupling of Electromagnetic Fields in Spatially Dispersive Media.- T2-4 Amplitude Stabilization of Pulses from a Q-Switched Ruby Laser by Means of Interaction with a Non-Linear Medium.- T3 Correlation and Fluctuation Measurements.- T3-1 Two-Photon Time Distributions in Mixed Light Beams.- T3-2 Photocounting Inversion in Presence of Dead Time Effects.- T3-3 Image Reconstruction from the Modulus of the Correlation Function: A Practical Approach to the Phase Problem of Coherence Theory.- T3-4 Photon-Correlation Spectroscopy.- T3-5 Multi-Time Intervals Distributions of Photoelectrons from Stationary Pseudo-Thermal Light with Gaussian Spectrum.- T4 Light Scattering II.- T4-1 Adventures in Green’s Land: Light Scattering in Anisotropic Media.- T4-2 Intensity Fluctuation Techniques in Light Scattering.- T4-3 Coherence Properties of Light through a Liquid Crystal.- T4-4 C. Non-Critical Rayleigh Scattering from Pure Liquids.- T5 Coherence Effects in Spontaneous Emission II.- T5-1 Cooperative Effects in Spontaneous Emission.- T5-2 Amplified Spontaneous Emission.- T5-3 Non-Gaussian Statistics of Superradiant Radiation from Saturated Xenon 3.5?m Laser Amplifier.- T5-4 On the Theory of Radiating Electrons.- T6 Coherent Light Interactions.- T6-1 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy by Saturation with Coherent Light.- T6-2 Response Functions for Strongly Driven Systems.- T6-3 Mechanism of Interaction of Picosecond Light Pulses with Matter Yielding Self-Trapping.- T6-4 Resonance Fluorescence Lineshapes with Intense Applied Fields.- T6-5 Electron Beams as Carriers of Optical Coherence.- T7 Lasers.- T7-1 Detuned Single Mode Laser and Detailed Balance.- T7-2 Tunable Raman Lasers.- T7-3 Dye Lasers: Recent Advances in Tunable Systems.- F1 Quantum Electrodynamics and Alternative Theories III.- F1-1 A Theory of Light without Photons: Implications from Fermis to Light Years.- F1-2 Blackbody Heat Capacity and Action-at-a-Distance Electrodynamics.- F1-3 The Implications of Radiative Equilibrium in Jaynes’ Extension of Semiclassical Radiation Theory.- F1-4 A Quantum Electrodynamic Investigation of the Jaynes-Crisp-Stroud Approach to Spontaneous Emission.- F1-5 Critical Comments on Radiation Theory.- F2 Resonant Pulse Propagation II.- F2-1 Cooperative Phenomena in Resonant Propagation.- F2-2 Theory of Sub-Cooperation-Limit Optical Pulses in Resonant Absorbers.- F2-3 Multiple Pulse Chirping in Self-Induced Transparency.- F2-4 Coupled Superradiance Master Equations: Application to Fluctuations in Coherent Pulse Propagation in Resonant Media.- F3 Coherence II.- F3-1 The Laser-Phase Transition Analogy Recent Developments.- F3-2 Multiple-Time-Scale Analysis of Coherent Radiation.- F3-3 Orthogonal Operators and Phase Space Distributions in Quantum Optics.- F4 Coherence Effects in Spontaneous Emission III.- F4-1 Radiation by Many Excited Atoms between Mirrors.- F4-2 Transient Coherent Emission.- F4-3 Superradiance from a System of 3-Level Particles.- F4-4 A Quantum Electrodynamic View of Superradiance as a Competition between Stimulated and Spontaneous Atomic Decay.- F5 Post Deadline Session.- F5-1 Third- and Higher-Order Intensity Correlations in Laser Light.- F5-2 Correlation Function of a Laser Beam near Threshold.- F5-3 Localization of Photons.- F5-4 Adiabatic Following and the Self-Defocusing of Light in Rubidium Vapor.- F5-5 Experimental Evidence of an X-Ray Laser.- F5-6 Quantum Theory of Photodetection and Coherence Properties of Electrons.- F5-7 Statistics of Light Scattered by Non-Gaussian Fluctuations.- F6 Quantum Noise.- F6-1 Unified Thermodynamics of Dissipative Structures and Coherence in Nonlinear Optics.- F6-2 The Approach to Thermal Equilibrium in Systems of Coupled Quantum Oscillators Initially in a Generalized Gaussian State.- F6-3 Comparison between Incoherent and Chaotic Sources: Contribution to the Study of the Origin of Bunching Effect.- F6-4 Self-Pulsing in Laser Amplification of Broadband Noise.- Author Index.