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 Frederick Wooten - Academic Press
The present book attempts to fill a need for a fundamental textbook which explains the optical properties of solids. It is meant to explain a number of important concepts rather than present a complete survey of experimental data.
by H. A. Lorentz - B.G. Teubner
Based on a course of lectures delivered at Columbia University by Nobel laureate H. A. Lorentz, this texte remains remarkably modern. Its outstanding discussion of general principles and experimental facts keep it vital.
by Wim Ubachs - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
From the table of contents: Introduction; Energy levels in molecules -- the quantum structure; Transitions between quantum states; High vibrational levels in the WKB-approximation; Electronic states; Open Shell Molecules.
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.