Introduction to Laser Physics

  • Koichi Shimoda

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
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    Pages 21-34
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 209-234

About this book


Most of the texts available on lasers deal with laser engineering and laser applications, only a few of them treating theoretical aspects of the laser at an advanced level. Introduction to Laser Physics provides an introduction to the essential physics of quantum electronics and lasers. Fundamental topics in modern optics, the applicability of various theoretical approaches, and the physical meaning of laser-related phenomena are carefully described. Experimental results and properties of practical lasers are interwoven, thereby allowing an explicit demonstration of the rate equation approach and the semiclassical treatment. The basic concepts of nonlinear optical devices and laser spectroscopy are intro- duced. The second edition includes additional information on optical resonators, minor improvements of the text and several new problems, completed with solutions.


electronics laser laser spectroscopy optical devices optics physics spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Koichi Shimoda
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityYokohama 223Japan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-16713-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-38954-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series Online ISSN 1556-1534
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