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Foundations of Laser Spectroscopy

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ISBN-10: 0486444988

ISBN-13: 9780486444987

Edition: 2005

Authors: Stig Stenholm

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A simple presentation of the theoretical foundations of steady-state laser spectroscopy, this text helps students to apply theory to calculations with a systematic series of examples and exercises. Detailed derivations offer the opportunity to work out all results, and numerous references form a concise history of the field. 1984 edition.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The Components of Theoretical Spectroscopy
Classical Description of Radiation Fields
The Quantum Description of Matter
The Density Matrix
Physical Properties of the Density Matrix
Relaxation Terms in the Density Matrix Equation of Motion
Coherence and Dephasing
Adiabatic Elimination Procedures
Effects of Atomic Motion
Time-Dependent and Steady State Spectroscopy
Comments and References
Physical Effects of Strong Fields on Matter
The Basic Concepts of Light-Induced Effects on Atomic Matter
Stationary Two-Level Atoms in a Standing Wave
Strong Field Effects in Radio-Frequency Spectroscopy
Moving Atoms in a Traveling Wave
Moving Atoms in a Standing Wave
Correction Terms for Moving Atoms
Strong Signal Theory for Moving Atoms
Comments and References
Foundation of Laser Theory
General Conditions for Laser Operation
The Traveling Wave Amplifier
The Traveling Wave Laser
More General Laser Theory
The Standing Wave Laser
A Laser with a Saturable Absorber
Comments and References
Topics in Laser Spectroscopy
Saturation Spectroscopy
General Ideas
The Theoretical Description
Comments and References
The Three-Level System
General Remarks
The Theoretical Description
Doppler-Free Two-Photon Spectroscopy
The Two-Photon Transition Near Resonance
Saturation Effects on the Probe
Comments and References
Coherence Phenomena and Level-Crossing Signals
General Considerations
The Perturbation Calculation
Some Cases of Physical Interest
Level Crossing in a Lower Level
Comments and References
Multiphoton Processes
Background Information
The Steady State Situation
The Effective Two-Level System
The Harmonic Oscillator
Comments and References
Effects of Field Fluctuations on Spectroscopy
Stochastic Behavior of Physical Parameters
Theory of Phase Noise
Phase Noise in Linear Spectroscopy
Phase Noise on the Two-Level System
Amplitude Fluctuations in a Single-Mode Laser
The Two-Level System
The Three-Level System with a Probe
The Free-Running Multimode Laser
Statistics of Multimode Light
The Two-Level System
Comments and References
Elements of Electromagnetic Field Quantization
Decomposition of the Classical Fields
Quantization of the Field
Some Perturbation Calculations
Spontaneous Decay Terms for the Density Matrix
Resonance Fluorescence in a Strong Field
Comments and References