Basic Theorems and Postulates of Quantum Mechanics. Some Solutions of the Time-Independent Schroedinger Equation. Matrix Formulation of Quantum Mechanics. Lattice Vibrations and Their Quantization. Electromagnetic Fields and Their Quantization. The Propagation of Optical Beams in Homogeneous and Lenslike Media. Optical Resonators. Interaction of Radiation and Atomic Systems. Laser Oscillation. Some Specific Laser Systems. Semiconductor Diode Lasers. Quantum Well Lasers. The Free-Electron Laser. The Modulation of Optical Radiation. Coherent Interactions of a Radiation Field and an Atomic System. Introduction to Nonlinear Optics--Second-Harmonic Generation. Parametric Amplification, Oscillation, and Fluorescence. Third-Order Optical Nonlinearities--Stimulated Raman and Brillouin Scattering. Phase-Conjugate-Optics and Photorefractive Beam Coupling. Q-Switching and Mode Locking of Lasers. Noise and Spectra of Laser Amplifiers and Oscillators. Guided Wave Optics--Propagation in Optical Fibers. Appendices. Index.
Amnon Yariv, Israeli electrical engineering educator, research scientist. Recipient Pender award University Pennsylvania, Harvey prize Technion, Israel, 1992, National Medal Science The White House, 2010. Yariv, Amnon was born on April 13, 1930 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Arrived in the United States, 1951, naturalized, 1964. Bachelor of Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1954; Master of Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1958.