In this book emphasis is laid on laser including its operation, different types, properties like coherence and monochromaticity, beam propagation, theoretical treatment of atom‐field interaction, semi‐classical laser theory, non‐linear effects, quantum properties, photon concept and coherent states etc.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Laser, 2. Semi-classical Theory of Atom-Field Interaction, 3. Density Matrix Equations, 4. Saturation Absorption Spectroscopy, 5. Semi classical Theory of Laser Action, 6. Quantum Theory of Radiation, 7. Quantum Theory of Atom Field Interaction, 8. Doppler-free spectroscopy with laser, 9. Laser Cooling and Bose Einstein Condensation, 10. Lasers in Quantum Information Science
Pradip Narayan Ghosh is a former Professor, University of Calcutta and former President of Indian Physical Society and Indian Association of Physics Teachers, West Bengal. He is one of the first in India who could set up a laboratory on Laser Cooling of Atoms. He is also the recipient of Mother Teresa Lifetime Achievement Award.
"The first chapter, the longest, very nicely summarizes the physics of lasers. The remaining nine individually discuss important topics relevant to lasers. There are many helpful diagrams and chapter-end problem sets."
~Albert Claus, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Loyola University Chicago