This Third Edition of the popular text, while retaining nearly all the material of the previous edition, incorporates material on important new developments in lasers and quantum electronics. Covers phase-conjugate optics and its myriad applications, the long wavelength quaternary semiconductor laser, and our deepened understanding of the physics of semiconductor lasersespecially that applying to their current modulations and limiting bandwidth, laser arrays and the related concept of supermodes, quantum well semiconductor lasers, the role of phase amplitude coupling in laser noise, and free-electron lasers. In addition, the chapters on laser noise and third-order nonlinear effects have been extensively revised.
New edition of a standard textbook for graduate students in physics and applied physics. Introduces the main principles involved in the study and practice of quantum electronics, which include the theory of laser oscillators, a wide range of optical phenomena, and devices that owe their existence to the intense and coherent optical fields made possible by the laser. Emphasis is on fundamental principles. Four chapters on: semiconductor lasers, quantum well lasers, free-electron lasers, and phase-conjugate optics are new. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)