This book provides an introduction to the body of theory shared by several branches of modern optics--nonlinear optics, quantum electronics, laser physics, and quantum optics--with an emphasis on quantum and statistical aspects. It is intended for well prepared undergraduate and graduate students in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, and chemistry who seek a level of preparation of sufficient maturity to enable them to follow the specialized literature.
Graduate students and researchers in physics, physical chemistry, and electrical engineering.
Table of Contents
Stochastic Processes. Density Matrices and Perturbation Theory. Magnetic Two-Level System. The Radiation Field. Absorption, Emission, and Scattering in Weak Fields. Reservoir Theory and Damping. Nonlinear and Multiphoton Processes. Index.