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Introductory Quantum Optics

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ISBN-10: 052152735X

ISBN-13: 9780521527354

Edition: 2004

Authors: Christopher Gerry, Peter Knight

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Quantum optics is the study of the quantum mechanical nature of light & its interaction with matter. This book offers an elementary introduction, covering topics that inculde quantization of multimode fields, quantum phase, coherent states, atom-field interactions, and much else.
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Book details

List price: $79.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Introduction
Field quantization
Coherent states
Emission and absorption of radiation by atoms
Quantum coherence functions
Beam splitters and interferometers
Nonclassical light
Dissipative interactions and decoherence
Optical test of quantum mechanics
Experiments in cavity QED and with trapped ions
Applications of entanglement: Heisenberg-limited interferometry and quantum information processing
The density operator, entangled states, the Schmidt decomposition, and the von Neumann entropy
Quantum measurement theory in a (very small) nutshell
Derivation of the effective Hamiltonian for dispersive (far off-resonant) interactions
Nonlinear optics and spontaneous parametric down-conversion