Google full text of our books:


Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics
Paul R. Berman & Vladimir S. Malinovsky

Hardcover | 2011 | $115.00 | £95.95 | ISBN: 9780691140568
544 pp. | 7 x 10 | 96 line illus. 5 tables.
Add to Shopping Cart

eBook | ISBN: 9781400837045 |
Our eBook editions are available from these online vendors

graduation-capTextbooks & e-Inspections for Professors

Reviews | Table of Contents
Chapter 1[PDF] pdf-icon

Google full text of this book:

bookjacket A Solutions Manual is available for qualified professors who have adopted this book in a course. To request a manual, enter ISBN: 9780691140568 at

Principles of Laser Spectroscopy and Quantum Optics is an essential textbook for graduate students studying the interaction of optical fields with atoms. It also serves as an ideal reference text for researchers working in the fields of laser spectroscopy and quantum optics.

The book provides a rigorous introduction to the prototypical problems of radiation fields interacting with two- and three-level atomic systems. It examines the interaction of radiation with both atomic vapors and condensed matter systems, the density matrix and the Bloch vector, and applications involving linear absorption and saturation spectroscopy. Other topics include hole burning, dark states, slow light, and coherent transient spectroscopy, as well as atom optics and atom interferometry. In the second half of the text, the authors consider applications in which the radiation field is quantized. Topics include spontaneous decay, optical pumping, sub-Doppler laser cooling, the Heisenberg equations of motion for atomic and field operators, and light scattering by atoms in both weak and strong external fields. The concluding chapter offers methods for creating entangled and spin-squeezed states of matter.

Instructors can create a one-semester course based on this book by combining the introductory chapters with a selection of the more advanced material. A solutions manual is available to teachers.

  • Rigorous introduction to the interaction of optical fields with atoms
  • Applications include linear and nonlinear spectroscopy, dark states, and slow light
  • Extensive chapter on atom optics and atom interferometry
  • Conclusion explores entangled and spin-squeezed states of matter
  • Solutions manual (available only to teachers)


"Berman and Malinovsky's book can be recommended to graduate students and workers transferring from other areas."--D.G.C. Jones, Contemporary Physics

"This high-quality, well-written book is a fine addition to the literature of modern optics. . . . The general style is lucid and entirely fitting for a textbook. . . . In all, this is a splendid book and I am confident that it will be widely received with considerable enthusiasm."--David L. Andrews, Optics & Photonics News


"This book is special in that it covers certain topics from several viewpoints. Many are presented, compared, discussed, and described in terms of their similarities and differences. I think this is beautifully done! The writing is clear, precise, and concise, and the well-done citations to other parts of the text lead the reader along logical paths to a significant conclusion."--Harold Metcalf, State University of New York, Stony Brook

"This book gives a very detailed and comprehensive treatment of theoretical quantum optics. It provides a consistent and thorough look at the whole field and will be a valuable reference."--Richard Thompson, Imperial College, London

Table of Contents


Subject Area:

Shopping Cart options:

  • For ebooks:

Our eBook editions are available
from these online vendors:

  • Amazon Kindle Store
  • Apple iBooks
  • Barnes & Noble Nook Store
  • Google Play eBook Store
  • Kobo eBook Store
  • Many of our ebooks are available through
    library electronic resources including these platforms:

  • Books at JSTOR
  • Ebrary
  • Ebook Library
  • EBSCO Ebooks
  • MyiLibrary
  • Dawsonera (UK)

    • For hardcover/paperback orders in United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

     Hardcover : $115.00 ISBN: 9780691140568

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart

    • For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Pakistan

     Hardcover  £95.95 ISBN: 9780691140568

    Add to shopping cart
    View contents of your shopping cart


    Need textbooks? View our textbook site.

    Teaching Professors: To request a print examination copy for course consideration, please visit: Ingram Academic. Inspection copies are only available to verified university faculty. Some restrictions apply.

    To request an electronic inspection copy for course use consideration, please visit one of the following services to submit your digital examination request online:

  • VitalSource™
  • Digital Comps
  • Kortext
  • Yuzu

    To purchase an electronic textbook for course use, please visit one of these vendors:

  • VitalSource™
  • Perusall
  • Chegg
  • RedShelf
  • Yuzu

  • Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 7/11/2017

    Questions and comments to:
    Princeton University Press

    New Book E-mails
    New In Print
    PUP Blog
    Princeton APPS
    Sample Chapters
    Princeton Legacy Library
    Exam/Desk Copy
    Recent Awards
    Princeton Shorts
    Freshman Reading
    PUP Europe
    About Us
    Contact Us
    PUP Home

    Bookmark and Share 
    Send me emails
    about new books in:
    More Choices