Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics and Telecommunication

Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics and Telecommunication

by Warren Nagourney


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199665488
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

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

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