Laser Electronics

Laser Electronics : International Edition

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Intended for use on introductory courses in laser electronics and quantum electronics, this text offers a practical approach to introductory laser electronics. It emphasizes real-world applications and problem-solving skills over theory, providing a clear understanding of both optical and microwave frequencies. Features of the text include: a description of wave resonance and an intuitive approach to wave propagation by using rays; semiclassical quantum theory of the laser; new chapter coverage of guided optical waves, hetero-structures, fibres, fibre dispersion and solitons; new coverage of the pumping requirements for a laser and the dynamical behaviour of lasers and amplifiers; revised coverage of erbium doped filter amplifiers, Ti:sapphire and alexandrite lasers; and a revised section on free electron more

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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 178 x 235 x 19mm | 1,080g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131016687
  • 9780131016682

Table of contents

1. Review of Electromagnetic Theory. 2. Ray Tracing in an Optical System. 3. Gaussian Beams. 4. Guided Optical Beams. 5. Optical Cavities. 6. Resonant Optical Cavities. 7. Atomic Radiation. 8. Laser Oscillation and Amplification. 9. General Characteristics of Lasers. 10. Laser Excitation. 11. Semiconductor Lasers. 12. Advanced Electromagnetics of Lasers. 13. Maxwell's Equations and the Classical Atom. 14. Quantum Theory of the Field-Atom Interaction. 15. Spectroscopy of Common Lasers. 16. Detection of Optical Radiation. 17. Gas-Discharge Phenomena. Appendix I: An Introduction to Scattering Matrices. Appendix II: "Detailed Balancing" or "Microscopic Reversibility." Appendix III: The Kramer-Kronig Relations. Author Index. Subject more