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Laser Electronics, 3rd edition

  • Joseph T. Verdeyen
Laser Electronics

ISBN-13:  9780137066667

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  • Einstein A and B coefficients used to describe optical transitions and rate equations used to describe the dynamics of lasers, avoiding esoteric quantum calculations.
  • simple introduction to optical electromagnetics provides a connection between the precise Maxwell approach and intuitive ray tracing through the ABCD law.
  • description of wave resonance and an intuitive approach to wave propagation by using rays allows students to describe optical phenomena.
  • semiclassical quantum theory of the laser illustrates the general applicability of the rate equations based on the Einstein A and B coefficients, enhancing student confidence.
  • full-chapter coverage of guided optical waves, hetero-structures, fibers, fiber dispersion, and solitons.
  • Chapter 9 revised to address the pumping requirements for a laser and the dynamical behavior of lasers and amplifiers.
  • Chapter 10 revised to include coverage of erbium doped fiber amplifiers, Ti:sapphire and alexandrite lasers, and a revised section on free electron lasers.
  • includes material on new methods of mode-locking, the classical atom, and how the atom response enters Maxwell's Equations.
  • many additional problems.

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 Index.

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Published by Pearson (July 19th 1994) - Copyright © 1995