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Output Coupling in Optical Cavities and Lasers: A Quantum Theoretical Approach

ISBN: 978-3-527-40763-7
408 pages
April 2010
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Authored by one of the founders and major players in this field of research, this is a thorough and comprehensive approach to the quantum mechanical output coupling theory of lasers -- an important area of optical physics that has so far been neglected in the scientific literature.
Clearly structured, the various sections cover one-dimensional optical cavity, laser, and microcavity laser with output coupling, atom-field interaction in a free-dimensional space, 3D analysis of spontaneous emission in a planar microcavity with output coupling, plus two-atom spontaneous emission.
With numerous end-of-chapter problems, this is vital reading for theoretical physicists, laser specialists, and physicists in industry, as well as students and lecturers in physics.
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1 A one-dimensional optical cavity with output coupling-classical analysis-

2 A one-dimensional optical cavity with output coupling-quantum analysis-

3 A one-dimensional quasimode laser: General formulation

4 A one-dimensional quasimode laser-Semiclassical and quantum analysis-

5 A one-dimensional laser with output coupling
-Derivation of the laser equation of motion-

6 A one-dimensional laser with output coupling-Contour integral method-

7 A one-dimensional laser with output coupling-Semiclassical linear gain analysis

8 A one-dimensional laser with output coupling-Semiclassical nonlinear gain
analysis

9 A one-dimensional laser with output coupling-Quantum linear gain analysis-

10 A one-dimensional laser with output coupling
-Quantum nonlinear gain analysis-

11 Analysis of a one-dimensional laser with two-side output coupling
-The propagation method-

12 A one-dimensional laser with output coupling
-Summary and interpretation of the results-
13 Spontaneous emission in a one-dimensional optical cavity with output coupling

14 Theory of excess noise

15 Quantum theory of the output coupling of an optical cavity


Appendices
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Kikuo Ujihara studied laser engineering at the University of Tokyo, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1969. After teaching first as a lecturer and later as an associate professor at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo, he was appointed to a full professorship by the same university in 1986. He worked as a visiting scholar with other distinguished scientists such as Les Allen, Marlan O. Scully, and Herbert Walther. Professor Ujihara wrote one textbook on lasers in Japanese, translated another textbook on quantum optics into the Japanese language, participated as a contributor in writing two English and four Japanese books and handbooks, and co-edited a book on microcavities in English. He authored and coauthored numerous journal articles and review papers.
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"This volume is a comprehensive approach to the quantum mechanical output coupling theory of lasers, which is an important area of optical physics ." (Zentralblatt MATH, 2011)

 

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