Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics
From time to time, supplementary material will be posted to this site.
Collisions and Spontaneous Emission - Chapter 3. A brief discussion of the way in which collisions and spontaneous emission affect both single particle and ensemble density matrix elements.
Absorption, Scattering, and Collisions. A discussion of the limitations of the scattering interpretation of "absorption" when collisions are present.
Field Ordering in Chapter 7. Further details concerning the "time-ordered" diagrams for pump-probe spectroscopy given in Fig. 7.1.