Quantum Electronics

Quantum Electronics

Maser Amplifiers and Oscillators

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Authors: V. M. Fain, Ya. I. Khanin
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158501

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Quantum Electronics, Volume 2: Maser Amplifiers and Oscillators deals with the experimental and theoretical aspects of maser amplifiers and oscillators which are based on the principles of quantum electronics. It shows how the concepts and equations used in quantum electronics follow from the basic principles of theoretical physics. Comprised of three chapters, this volume begins with a discussion on the elements of the theory of quantum oscillators and amplifiers working in the microwave region, along with the practical achievements in this field. Attention is paid to two-level paramagnetic masers and the dependence of the form of the emitted signal on the different parameters. The maser oscillator operating with a beam of active molecules is described in the next chapter, which considers the three-level paramagnetic oscillator, the molecular beam oscillator, and the two-level solid-state quantum oscillator. The final chapter is devoted to lasers, including gas lasers and solid-state lasers. Methods of obtaining negative temperatures are described, together with the elements of laser theory and the kinetics of oscillation processes in solid-state lasers. This book is intended for university students with knowledge of theoretical physics, particularly quantum mechanics.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Preface to the English Edition


    Volume 2. Maser Amplifiers and Oscillators

    Chapter X . Paramagnetic Maser Amplifiers

    41. The Equations of Motion of a Paramagnetic Placed in a High-Frequency Field

    42. Susceptibility. The Shape of the Paramagnetic Resonance Line

    43. Methods of Inversion in Two-Level Paramagnetic Substances

    44. The Theory of the Resonator-Type Two-Level Amplifier

    45. The Theory of the Resonator-Type Three-Level Amplifier

    46. Four-Level Masers

    47. Practical Information on Resonator-Type Paramagnetic Amplifiers

    48. Multi-Resonator Amplifiers and Travelling-Wave Amplifiers

    49. Non-Linear and Non-Stationary Phenomena in Amplifiers

    50. Noise in Maser Amplifiers

    Chapter XI. Maser Oscillators for the Microwave Range

    51. The Three-Level Paramagnetic Oscillator

    52. The Molecular Beam Oscillator

    53. Two-Level Solid-State Quantum Oscillators

    Chapter XII. Lasers

    54. Methods of Obtaining Negative Temperatures

    55. The Elements of Laser Theory

    56. Solid-State Lasers

    57. The Kinetics of Oscillation Processes in Solid-State Lasers

    58. Gas Lasers

    Appendix II. Laser Resonators

    A.2. General Theory

    Α.3. Resonators with Spherical and Plane Mirrors

    Appendix III. The Spectra of Paramagnetic Crystals

    A.4. The Hamiltonian of a Paramagnetic Ion in a Crystal

    A.5. The States of a Free Many-Electron Atom

    A.6. Crystal Field Theory

    A.7. The Crystal Field Potential

    A.8. Crystal Field Matrix Elements

    A.9. The Splitting of the Energy Levels of a Single-Electron Ion in an Intermediate Field of Cubic Symmetry

    A.10. The Splitting of the Energy Levels of a Many-Electron Ion in an Intermediate Field of Cubic Symmetry

    A.11. The Optical Spectra of Paramagnetic Crystals

    A.12. Crystal Paramagnetic Resonance Spectra. The Spin Hamiltonian

    A.13. Calculating Spin Hamiltonian Levels



Product details

  • No. of pages: 332
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158501

About the Authors

V. M. Fain

Ya. I. Khanin

About the Editor

J. H. Sanders

Janet H. Sanders is an Associate Professor in the Department of Technology Systems at East Carolina University where her research focus includes quality, statistics, Lean Six Sigma, and process improvement methodologies. She has a BS in Ceramic Engineering, MS in Industrial Management, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering, and 30+ years of process improvement experience in various manufacturing, service, and healthcare industries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, East Carolina University, USA

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