Progress in Optics

Progress in Optics

1st Edition - July 1, 2003

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  • Editor: Emil Wolf
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080930336
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444513342

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A volume in the Progress in Optics series, the papers in this book cover a range of topics, including: anamorphic beam shaping for laser and diffuse light; ultra-fast all-optical switching in optical networks; generation of dark hollow beams and their application; and two-photon lasers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1: Anamorphic beam shaping for laser and diffuse light

    § 1. Introduction

    § 2. Reflective techniques

    § 3. Refractive/diffractive techniques

    § 4. Adiabatic techniques

    § 5. Applications

    § 6. Summary

    Chapter 2: Ultra-fast all-optical switching in optical networks

    § 1 Introduction

    § 2 Use of nonlinearities in an optical fiber for all-optical switching

    § 3 Interferometric SOA-based all-optical switches

    § 4 All-optical switches based on passive waveguides

    § 5 Demonstrations of all-optical switching in networks

    § 6 Conclusion

    Chapter 3: Generation of dark hollow beams and their applications

    § 1 Introduction

    § 2 Definition of a dark hollow beam and its parameters

    § 3 Generation of dark hollow beams

    § 4 Classification of dark hollow beams

    § 5 Applications of DHBs in modern optics

    § 6 Applications of DHBs in atom optics

    § 7 Applications of DHBs in coherent matter-wave optics

    § 8 Summary and outlook

    Acknowledgments

    Chapter 4: Two-photon lasers

    § 1. Introduction

    § 2. Two-photon processes

    § 3. Simple models of amplification and lasing

    § 4. Two-photon amplification and lasing

    § 5. The two-photon maser

    § 6. The dressed-state two-photon laser

    § 8. Quantum-statistical and nonlinear dynamical properties

    § 9. Future prospects

    Acknowledgments

    Chapter 5: Nonradiating sources and other “invisible” objects

    § 1. Introduction

    § 2. Nonradiating sources

    § 3. The inverse source problem

    § 4. Nonscattering scatterers

    § 5. One-dimensional localized excitations

    § 6. Moving charge distributions and radiation reaction

    § 7. Conclusions

    Acknowledgements

    Chapter 6: Lasing in disordered media

    § 1 Introduction

    § 2 Random laser with incoherent feedback

    § 3 Random laser with coherent feedback – Experiment

    § 4 Random laser with coherent feedback – Theory

    § 5 Interplay of localization and amplification

    § 6 Applications of random lasers

    Acknowledgment

    Author index for Volume 45

    Subject index for Volume 45

    Contents of previouse volumes*

    Cumulative index – Volumes 1–45*

Product details

  • No. of pages: 410
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 2003
  • Published: July 1, 2003
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080930336
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444513342

About the Serial Editor

Emil Wolf

Professor Wolf works at the University of Rochester, NY, USA

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University of Rochester, NY, USA

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