Pierre Meystre

  • Faculty Affiliation: Joint Professor, Professor Emeritus
Regents' Professor of Physics
Regents' Professor Emeritus of Optical Sciences
Mailing Address: 


  • Habilitation, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), 1983
  • Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (Switzerland), 1974
  • Diplôme, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (Switzerland), 1971
Specific Research Interests: 
  • Theoretical quantum optics.
  • Statistical properties of radiation.
  • Laser theory.
  • Nonlinear optics.
  • Atomic physics.
  • Ultracold atoms: Bose condensation and atom lasers.
  • Cavity quantum electrodynamics.
  • Atom optics.

Books Authored

  • Atom Optics
    Pierre Meystre
  • Elements of Quantum Optics
    Pierre Meystre and Murray Sargent III
  • Quantum Optics: Taming the Quantum
    Pierre Meystre