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Quantum Optics for Engineers by F.J. Duarte

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Appendix K: Physical Constants and Optical Quantities

K.1  Fundamental Physical Constants

Physical constants useful in optics are listed in Table K.1. The values of these constants are those listed by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) available at the time of publication.

The format and context of the tables included here is adapted from Duarte (2003).

K.2  Conversion Quantities

Conversion quantities often used in optics are listed in Table K.2. The conversion values for the electron volt and the atomic mass unit are the values listed by NIST available at the time of publication.

TABLE K.1

Fundamental Physical Constants

Name

Symbol

Value

Units

Boltzmann’s constant

kB

1.3806488 × 10−23

J K−1

Elementary charge ...

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