Advances In Laser Physics by V S Letokhov, Pierre Meystre

By V S Letokhov, Pierre Meystre

The beginning of quantum electronics in the course of the twentieth century and the subsquent discovery of the laser resulted in new developments in physics and a few photonic technolgies. This quantity is devoted to Peter Franken, a pioneer of nonlinear optics, and contains papers via the founders of quantum electronics, Aleksandr Prokhorov, Nicolaas Blombergen, and Norman Ramsey. the themes coated variety from astronomy to nuclear and semiconductor physics, and from basic difficulties in quantum mechanics to purposes in novel laser fabrics and nanoscience.

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