Introduction to Quantum Electronics and Nonlinear Optics

Authors: Shtykov, Vitaliy V., Smolskiy, Sergey M.

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  • Suitable as a textbook or recommended reading for a range of courses related to quantum electronics and devices
  • Presents a comprehensive list of topics in a cohesive framework to show the unity of the subject
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This textbook, based on the authors’ class-tested material, is accessible to students at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level in physics and engineering. While its primary function is didactic, this book’s comprehensive choice of topics and its clear and authoritative synthesis of ideas make it a useful reference for researchers, device engineers, and course instructors who wish to consolidate their knowledge of this field. The book takes the semi-classical approach where light is treated as a wave in accordance with the classical Maxwell equations, while matter is governed by quantum theory. It begins by introducing the postulates and mathematical framework of quantum theory, followed by the formalism of the density matrix which allows the transition from microscopic (quantum) quantities to macroscopic (classical) ones. Consequently, the equations describing the reaction of matter to the electromagnetic field in the form of polarization, magnetization, and current are derived. These equations (together with the Maxwell equations) form the complete system of equations sufficient to model a wide class of problems surrounding linear and nonlinear interactions of electromagnetic fields with matter. The nonlinear character of the governing equations determines parameters of the steady-state mode of the quantum generator and is also demonstrated in harmonic generation via propagation of laser radiation in various media. The touchstone description of magnetic phenomena will be of interest to scientists who deal with applications of magneto-resonance phenomena in biology and medicine. Other advanced topics covered include electric dipole transitions, magnetic dipole transitions, plasma transitions, and the devices that can be based on these and other electro-optical and nonlinear-optical systems. This textbook features numerous exercises, some of which are investigatory and some of which require computational solutions.

About the authors

Sergey M. Smolsky graduated from the Radio Engineering Faculty of Moscow Power Engineering Institute in 1970. He is Dr. Sci. (Eng), professor of the Radio Signal Generation and Processing Dept. of the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics in the National Research University “MPEl”. His scientific interests are autodyne and radar theory, telecommunications, nonlinear oscillation theory, chaotic systems, radio physics and signal processing, radiowaves propagation.

Vitaly V. Shtykov received his Ph.D. (Techn.) in 1970. Now he works as a full-time professor at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI). He has more than 200 publications and 21 patents. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Quantum Electronics and Nonlinear Optics
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37614-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37614-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37613-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 323
Number of Illustrations
139 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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