Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics provides a course in quantum electronics for researchers in atomic physics and other related areas such as telecommunications. The book covers the usual topics, such as Gaussian beams, lasers, nonlinear optics and modulation techniques, but also includes a number of areas not usually found in a textbook on quantum electronics. Among the latter are such practical matters as the enhancement of nonlinear processes in a build-up cavity or periodically polled waveguide, impedance matching into a cavity, laser frequency stabilization (including servomechanism theory), astigmatism in ring cavities, and frequency locking a laser to an atomic or molecular line.
The second edition includes a new complete chapter on optical waveguide theory, fiber optic components and fiber lasers. Other updates include new coverage of mode locked fiber lasers, comb generation in a micro-resonator, and periodically poled optical waveguides.
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About the Author
Warren Nagourney, University of Washington, Seattle
Following his PhD, Warren Nagourney undertook postdoctoral research at Columbia Radiation Laboratory, Columbia University, New York, after which he joined the physics department of the University of Washington as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in 1977. He remained with the department until his retirement, as a Research Professor, in 2007.
Table of Contents
1. Gaussian beams
2. Optical resonators - geometrical properties
3. Energy relations in optical cavities
4. Optical cavity as frequency discriminator
5. Laser gain and some of its consequences
6. Laser oscillation and pumping mechanisms
7. Descriptions of specific CW laser systems
8. Laser gain in a semiconductor
9. Semiconductor diode lasers
10. Guided wave devices and fiber lasers
11. Mode-locked lasers and frequency metrology
12. Laser frequency stabilization and control systems
13. Atomic and molecular discriminants
14. Nonlinear optics
15. Frequency and amplitude modulation