"An excellent breadth and depth of information regarding the progress of research in modern optics ... A fascinating blend of theoretical and practical examples." (Laser and Photonics Reviews, December 2008) "The scientific content and theoretical thread that builds up the book are excellent. [...] This is an excellent scientific book that is pleasant (even enjoyable) to read." (Advanced Materials, Vol. 17, No. 3, 05/2005) "What I really like about the book is the large selection of clearly marked examples and 'excursions' within the text. They offer a connection between fundamental physics and modern technological and scientific applications. This is often missing in other books, leaving the reader wondering what all the formalism could be used for. Here, one always has the feeling that the treated subject is of relevance to areas of modern research. [...] I can certainly recommended the book to newcomers who wish to get both an introduction into the fundamentals as well as an overview of modern optical applications." (ChemPhysChem, 2/2005)Vom Verlag:
Starting from the concepts of classical optics, Optics, Light and Lasers introduces in detail the phenomena of linear and nonlinear light matter interaction, the properties of modern laser sources, and the concepts of quantum optics. Several examples taken from the scope of modern research are provided to emphasize the relevance of optics in current developments within science and technology. The text has been written for newcomers to the topic and benefits from the author's ability to explain difficult sequences and effects in a straightforward and easily comprehensible way. To this second, completely updated and enlarged edition, new chapters on quantum optics, quantum information, matter waves, photonic fibres and materials have been added, as well as more than 100 problems on laser physics and applied optics.
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