1st Edition

Advances In Laser Physics

Edited By V S Letokhov, Pierre Meystre Copyright 2000

    The birth of quantum electronics in the middle of the 20th century and the subsquent discovery of the laser led to new trends in physics and a number of photonic technolgies. This volume is dedicated to Peter Franken, a pioneer of nonlinear optics, and includes papers by the founders of quantum electronics, Aleksandr Prokhorov, Nicolaas Blombergen, and Norman Ramsey. The topics covered range from astronomy to nuclear and semiconductor physics, and from fundamental problems in quantum mechanics to applications in novel laser materials and nanoscience.

    Exploring the Universe with Atomic Clocks
    Femtosecond Pulses at the Boundary of a Nonlinear Dielectric
    Physics of Quantum Interference Effects in DC-Field Coupled Systems
    On Excitation of Mossbauer Levels of Heavy Nuclei in a Laser Produced Plasma
    Seventy Years of Raman Scattering
    Excitonic Features in Semiconductor Microcavities
    Laser Resonance Photoelectron/Photoion Microscopy with Subwavelength Spatial Resolution
    Nonlinear Optics of Matter Waves


    V S Letokhov, Pierre Meystre