Optical Physics and Quantum Electronics
by R. Victor Jones
Publisher: Harvard University 2000
The course develops the theoretical background needed to understand developments in optical research and photonic technology. Topics presented include wave propagation in anisotropic media, glass fibers, planar dielectrics and random media; interaction of light with matter; quantization of the radiation field; laser physics; photon statistics and noise; nonlinear optics; optical modulation and switching; acousto-optics; parametric devices; optical solitons; photon migration.
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by John Baez, Michael Weiss - University of California
What the heck is a photon, anyway? You need to understand Maxwell's equations and quantum mechanics, and to understand how they fit together. This text won't teach you quantum electrodynamics. But they'll give you a nudge in the right direction.
by N. Poli, C. W. Oates, P. Gill, G. M. Tino - arXiv
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by Tom Kirchner - York University
From the table of contents -- Introduction: the field-free Schroedinger hydrogen atom; Atoms in electric fields: the Stark effect; Interaction of atoms with radiation; Brief introduction to relativistic Quantum Mechanics.