© 1986

Introduction to Laser Physics


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Koichi Shimoda
    Pages 21-34
  3. Koichi Shimoda
    Pages 35-71
  4. Koichi Shimoda
    Pages 72-92
  5. Koichi Shimoda
    Pages 93-111
  6. Koichi Shimoda
    Pages 112-127
  7. Koichi Shimoda
    Pages 128-147
  8. Koichi Shimoda
    Pages 148-177
  9. Koichi Shimoda
    Pages 178-207
  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

  1. 1.Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityYokohama 223Japan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Introduction to Laser Physics
  • Authors Koichi Shimoda
  • Series Title Springer Series in Optical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-16713-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-38954-5
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series E-ISSN 1556-1534
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XI, 234
  • Number of Illustrations 26 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Original Japanese edition published by Iwanami Shoten Publishers, Tokyo, 1983
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
    Quantum Optics
    Engineering, general
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