Optics, Light and Lasers: The Practical Approach to Modern Aspects of Photonics and Laser Physics, Second Edition

Optics, Light and Lasers: The Practical Approach to Modern Aspects of Photonics and Laser Physics, Second Edition

Author(s): Prof. Dr. Dieter Meschede

Published Online: 7 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9783527406289

Online ISBN: 9783527618873

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618873

About this Book

Starting from the concepts of classical optics, Optics, Light and Lasers introduces in detail the phenomena of linear and nonlinear light matter interaction, the properties of modern laser sources, and the concepts of quantum optics. Several examples taken from the scope of modern research are provided to emphasize the relevance of optics in current developments within science and technology. The text has been written for newcomers to the topic and benefits from the author's ability to explain difficult sequences and effects in a straightforward and easily comprehensible way. To this second, completely updated and enlarged edition, new chapters on quantum optics, quantum information, matter waves, photonic fibres and materials have been added, as well as more than 100 problems on laser physics and applied optics.

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