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Essential Quantum Optics From Quantum Measurements to Black Holes

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ISBN-10: 0521869781

ISBN-13: 9780521869782

Edition: 2010

Authors: Ulf Leonhardt

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Book details

List price: $175.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/18/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 290
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
A note to the reader
Quantum theory
Axioms
Quantum statistics
Schr�dinger and Heisenberg pictures
On the questions and homework problems
Further reading
Quantum field theory of light
Light in media
Maxwell's equations
Quantum commutator
Light modes
Modes and their scalar product
Bose commutation relations
Interference
Monochromatic modes
Zero-point energy and Casimir force
An attractive cavity
Reflections
Questions
Homework problem
Further reading
Simple quantum states of light
The electromagnetic oscillator
Single-mode states
Quadrature states
Fock states
Thermal states
Coherent states
Uncertainty and squeezing
Questions
Homework problem
Further reading
Quasiprobability distributions
Wigner representation
Wigner's formula
Basic properties
Examples
Other quasiprobability distributions
Q function
P function
s-parameterized quasiprobability distributions
Examples
Questions
Homework problem
Further reading
Simple optical instruments
Beam splitter
Heisenberg picture
Schr�dinger picture
Fock representation and wave-particle dualism
Detection
Photodetector
Balanced homodyne detection
Quantum tomography
Simultaneous measurement of conjugate variables
Questions
Homework problem
Further reading
Irrevesible processes
Lindblad's theorem
Irreversibility
Reversible dynamics
Irreversible dynamics
Loss and gain
Absorption and amplification
Absorber
Amplifier
Eavesdropper
Continuous quantum measurements
Questions
Homework problem
Further reading
Entanglement
Parametric amplifier
Heisenberg picture
Schr�dinger picture
Einstein-Podolski-Rosen state
Quantum teleportation
Polarization correlations
Singlet state
Polarization
Bell's theorem
Questions
Homework problem
Further reading
Horizons
Minkowski space
Locality and relativity
Space-time geometry
Light
Accelerated observers
Rindler coordinates
Accelerated modes
Unruh effect
Moving media
Motivation
Trans-Planckian problem
Light in moving media
Geometry of light
Hawking radiation
Questions
Homework problem
Further reading
Stress of the quantum vacuum
State reconstruction in quantum mechanics
References
Index