Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics and Telecommunication by Warren NagourneyQuantum Electronics for Atomic Physics and Telecommunication by Warren Nagourney

Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics and Telecommunication

byWarren Nagourney

Hardcover | June 8, 2014

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Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics and Telecommunication 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 modulationtechniques, 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 frequencystabilization (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.

About The Author

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, i...

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Title:Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics and TelecommunicationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pagesPublished:June 8, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199665486

ISBN - 13:9780199665488

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Table of Contents

1. Gaussian beams2. Optical resonators - geometrical properties3. Energy relations in optical cavities4. Optical cavity as frequency discriminator5. Laser gain and some of its consequences6. Laser oscillation and pumping mechanisms7. Descriptions of specific CW laser systems8. Laser gain in a semiconductor9. Semiconductor diode lasers10. Guided wave devices and fiber lasers11. Mode-locked lasers and frequency metrology12. Laser frequency stabilization and control systems13. Atomic and molecular discriminants14. Nonlinear optics15. Frequency and amplitude modulation

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"Graduate students and researchers in atomic physics, as well as university lecturers, will find this a useful resource." --Cern Courier