Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics

Supplementary Material


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.

Alternative Derivation of Eq. (3.91).

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.