Top Document: sci.physics Frequently Asked Questions (Part 1 of 4) Previous Document: Nonlinear Dynamics, Complexity, and Chaos Next Document: Mathematical Physics See reader questions & answers on this topic!  Help others by sharing your knowledge 1] Born and Wolf standard reference. 2] Sommerfeld, A: For the more classically minded 3] Allen and Eberly's Optical Resonance and TwoLevel Atoms. For quantum optics, the most readable but most limited. 4] Quantum Optics and Electronics (Les Houches summer school 1963or4, but someone has claimed that Gordon and Breach, NY, are going to republish it in 1995), edited by DeWitt, Blandin, and Cohen Tannoudji, is noteworthy primarily for Glauber's lectures, which form the basis of quantum optics as it is known today. 5] Sargent, Scully, & Lamb: Laser Physics 6] Yariv: Quantum Electronics 7] Siegman: Lasers 8] Shen: The Principles of Nonlinear Optics 9] Meystre & Sargent: Elements of Quantum Optics 10] CohenTannoudji, DupontRoc, & Grynberg: Photons, Atoms and AtomPhoton Interactions. 11] Hecht: Optics A very good intro optics book (readable by a smart college freshman, but useful as a reference to the graduate student) 12] "Practical Holography" by Graham Saxby, Prentice Hall: New York; 1988. This is a very clear and detailed book that is an excellent introduction to holography for interested undergraduate physics people, as well as advanced readers, esp. those who are interested in the practical details of making holograms and the theory behind them. User Contributions:Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic:Top Document: sci.physics Frequently Asked Questions (Part 1 of 4) Previous Document: Nonlinear Dynamics, Complexity, and Chaos Next Document: Mathematical Physics Part1  Part2  Part3  Part4  Single Page [ Usenet FAQs  Web FAQs  Documents  RFC Index ] Send corrections/additions to the FAQ Maintainer: columbus@osf.org (Michael Weiss)
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