Advances in Quantum Electronics

Advances in Quantum Electronics

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1974

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  • Editor: D. W. Goodwin
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483276762

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Advances in Quantum Electronics, Volume 2 deals with the effects of quantum mechanics on the behavior of electrons in matter. This book is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1 reviews the statistical properties of optical fields and spectral processing techniques, including the use of photon correlation techniques to measure scattering effects in a number of different media. The use of optical E.P.R. and excitation spectroscopic techniques and techniques for establishing the location of impurity ions in the chalcogenides are describe in Chapter 2. The last chapter surveys the field of mode locked lasers, the theory of mode locking, techniques, and applications. This publication is beneficial to graduate students and researchers conducting work on quantum electronics.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Photon Statistics and Photo-Correlation Spectroscopy

    I. Introduction

    II. Statistical Properties of Optical Fields

    A. The Probability Distribution of Intensity Fluctuations

    B. Doubletime Probability Distributions

    III. Post-detection Signal Statistics

    IV. Spectral Processing

    A. Reference Beam Methods, Heterodyne and Homodyne Spectroscopy

    B. Direct Methods, Photon Correlation Spectroscopy

    V. Statistical Accuracy

    A. Accuracy of Moment Measurements

    B. Accuracy of Spectral Measurements

    C. Errors in Heterodyning

    VI. Applications

    A. Single-interval Photon-counting Distributions

    B. Double-time Photon-counting Distributions—Photon-Correlation Spectroscopy


    The Spectroscopy of Rare Earth Doped Chalcogenides

    I. Introduction

    II. Optical and Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy

    A. Introduction

    B. Theory

    C. Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy

    D. Optical Spectroscopy

    E. Conclusions

    III. Excitation Spectroscopy

    A. Introduction

    B. Photoluminescence

    C. Cathodoluminescence

    D. Electroluminescence

    E. Lumocens

    F. Conclusions

    IV. Preparation of Rare Earth Doped Chalcogenides

    A. Introduction

    B. Experimental Techniques

    C. Diffusion Theory

    D. General Considerations on the Doping of Chalcogenides

    E. Conclusions

    V. The III: VI and II. III2: VI2 Lattices

    A. Introduction

    B. Optical and Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy

    C. Excitation Spectra

    D. Conclusions

    VI. Conclusions



    Picosecond Light Pulses

    I. Introduction

    II. Production of Ultrashort Pulses by Mode Locking

    A. Mode Locking

    B. Self Locking

    C. Intra-Cavity Modulation

    D. Passive Mode Locking

    E. Other Techniques

    III. Measurement Techniques

    A. Conventional Methods

    B. Linear Methods

    C. Intensity Correlations

    IV. Lasers Locked with Saturable Absorbers

    A. Pulse Development

    B. Experimental Techniques

    V. Chirped Pulses and Pulse Compression

    A. Generation of Chirped Optical Pulses

    B. Pulse Compression

    VI. Applications of Ultrashort Pulses

    A. Plasma Production—Laser Interaction with Solids

    B. Gas Breakdown

    C. High Speed Photography

    D. Lifetime Measurements

    E. Far Infrared Generation

    F. Miscellaneous Applications


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 310
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: January 1, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483276762

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