Introduction to Quantum Optics

Introduction to Quantum Optics

From the Semi-classical Approach to Quantized Light

eBook - 2010
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Covering a number of important subjects in quantum optics, this textbook is an excellent introduction for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, familiarizing readers with the basic concepts and formalism as well as the most recent advances. The first part of the textbook covers the semi-classical approach where matter is quantized, but light is not. It describes significant phenomena in quantum optics, including the principles of lasers. The second part is devoted to the full quantum description of light and its interaction with matter, covering topics such as spontaneous emission, and classical and non-classical states of light. An overview of photon entanglement and applications to quantum information is also given. In the third part, non-linear optics and laser cooling of atoms are presented, where using both approaches allows for a comprehensive description. Each chapter describes basic concepts in detail, and more specific concepts and phenomena are presented in 'complements'.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780521551120
0521551129
9780511789724
0511789726
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxix, 665 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Fabre, Claude 1951-
Aspect, Alain

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