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Advanced Texts in Physics

Photonics

Linear and Nonlinear Interactions of Laser Light and Matter

Authors: Menzel, Ralf

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  • Nonlinear phenomena play a more and more important role for students, instructors and scientists who use lasers as a tool
  • This 2nd edition shows how to use photons from laser light as a nonlinear tool
  • Explores a broad range of nonlinear effects
  • Includes some 4000 references to current literature
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About this Textbook

This book covers the fundamental properties and the description of single photons and light beams, experimentally and theoretically. It explains the essentials of linear interactions and most nonlinear interactions between light and matter in both the transparent and absorbing cases. It also provides a basic understanding of modern lasers, as well as the principles of nonlinear optical spectroscopy. It is self-consistent and enriched by a large number of calculated illustrations, examples, and descriptive tables. Graduate students in physics and electrical engineering, as well as other sciences, will find this book a thorough introduction to the field, while for lecturers and scientists it is a rich source of useful information and a ready-to-hand reference.

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From the reviews:
"Ralf Menzel's ambitious Photonics aims to "assemble the necessary knowledge ranging from the basic principles of quantum physics to the methods describing light and its linear and nonlinear interaction with matter, to practical hints on how the different types of lasers and spectroscopic and other measuring techniques can be applied." This self-description is accurate. The result is almost a handbook, reviewing in a single author's voice the basic properties of light and its linear and nonlinear interactions with matter, both in the absence and in the presence of absorption. A final section on nonlinear optical spectroscopy follows a section reviewing principles and properties of lasers.
(...) a clear compendium of useful information, giving quick snapshots of concepts in linear and nonlinear spectroscopy."
(Physics Today, March 2002)


PHYSICS TODAY
"The result is a clear compendium of useful information, giving quick snapshots of concepts in linear and nonlinear spectroscopy.”


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photonics
Book Subtitle
Linear and Nonlinear Interactions of Laser Light and Matter
Authors
Series Title
Advanced Texts in Physics
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04521-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04521-3
Series ISSN
1439-2674
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 880
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