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Published: 08 May 2014

496 Pages | 254 b/w illustrations


ISBN: 9780199665488

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Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics and Telecommunication

Second Edition

Warren Nagourney

Oxford Graduate Texts

  • Solutions manual available on request from the OUP website
  • Complete coverage of basic quantum electronics
  • Discussion of topics not usually covered in quantum electronics textbooks
  • Class-tested, richly illustrated, wide range of problem sets at chapter ends
  • Short course in frequency locking of lasers and general servomechanism theory
  • Derivation of laser gain using both semiclassical quantum mechanical and phenomenological approach

New to this Edition:

  • Fiber optics: This reflects the increasingly widespread use of fiber optics devices in atomic physics and telecommunications
  • Optical Bloch equations: This should help the reader to better appreciate the optical Bloch equation approach used in Chapter 5
  • Periodically-poled doubling in waveguides: A recent development which should greatly simplify devices based upon certain nonlinear processes, such as efficient second harmonic generation
  • Comb generation using a microtorroid: Another recent development which should enormously simplify comb generation for frequency metrology

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