Optical Resonance and Two-Level Atoms

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1987-12-01
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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A clear and comprehensive account of the basic principles involved in all quantum optical resonance phenomena, directed to graduate students and research physicists, and hailed inContemporary Physicsas "a valuable contribution to the literature of non-linear optics." 53 illustrations.

Table of Contents

1 Classical Theory of Resonance Optics
2 The Optical Bloch Equations
3 Two-Level Atoms in Steady Fields
4 Pulse Propagation
5 Pulse Propagation Experiments
6 Saturation Phenomena
7 Quantum Electrodynamics and Spontaneous Emission
8 N-Atom Spontaneous Emission and Superradiant Decay
9 Photon Echoes

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