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.
Table of contents
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
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