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Light-Matter Interaction: Physics and Engineering at the Nanoscale, Second Edition

John Weiner and Frederico Nunes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796664
eISBN:
9780191837920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796664.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Light–matter interaction is pervasive throughout the disciplines of optical and atomic physics, condensed matter physics, and electrical engineering with frequency and length scales extending over ... More


Excitons in Organic-Based Nanostructures

Vladimir M. Agranovich

in Excitations in Organic Solids

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199234417
eISBN:
9780191715426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234417.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the excitons in organic-based nanostructures. In particular, two-dimensional Frenkel-Wannier-Mott (FWM) excitons in hybrid organic-inorganic nanostructures (quantum wells, ... More


Saturation characteristics and single-frequency operation of gas lasers

Alan Corney

in Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211456
eISBN:
9780191705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter derives expressions for the gain required to achieve optical oscillation in a cavity with known losses. The effect of stimulated transitions on the inversion density is considered. Gain ... More


The Hanle effect and the theory of resonance fluorescence experiments

Alan Corney

in Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211456
eISBN:
9780191705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter provides an account of atomic resonance fluorescence and its depolarization by external magnetic fields, also known as the Hanle effect. Experiments in mercury vapour and their ... More


The Photomultiplier Handbook

A. G. Wright

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199565092
eISBN:
9780191747335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199565092.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This handbook is aimed at helping users of PMTs who are faced with the challenge of designing sensitive light detectors for scientific and industrial purposes. The raison d’être for photomultipliers ... More


Coherent Interactions of Fields and Atoms

Stephen C. Rand

in Lectures on Light: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics using the Density Matrix

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574872
eISBN:
9780191722219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574872.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Chapter 5 begins the systematic application of the density matrix to describe optical interactions. First, stationary two‐ and three‐level atoms interacting with a traveling wave are compared to show ... More


Selected Topics and Applications

Stephen C. Rand

in Lectures on Light: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics using the Density Matrix

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574872
eISBN:
9780191722219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574872.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Mechanical effects of light are considered in the first section of Chapter 7, together with their application to “optical tweezers.” This leads naturally to a discussion of laser cooling by a variety ... More


The Quantum Divide: Why Schrödinger's Cat is Either Dead or Alive

Christopher C. Gerry and Kimberley M. Bruno

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666560
eISBN:
9780191748646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666560.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Using a selection of key experiments performed over the past thirty years or so, this book presents a discussion of the strikingly counter-intuitive phenomena of the quantum world that defy ... More


Measurements of the Casimir Force with Semiconductors

M. Bordag, G. L. Klimchitskaya, U. Mohideen, and V. M. Mostepanenko

in Advances in the Casimir Effect

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199238743
eISBN:
9780191716461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238743.003.0020
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter considers three experiments on measuring the Casimir force between an Au-coated sphere and an Si plate. The first experiment revealed that the measured Casimir force for a plate made of ... More


Basic elements of laser physics

Vladilen Letokhov and Sveneric Johansson

in Astrophysical Lasers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548279
eISBN:
9780191720512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548279.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the basic elements of laser science. Knowledge of these elements will allow readers of later chapters to distinguish more easily the specific properties of astrophysical lasers ... More


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