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Introductory Quantum Optics

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Publisher Comments:

This elementary introduction to the subject of quantum optics, the study of the quantum mechanical nature of light and its interaction with matter, is almost entirely concerned with the quantized electromagnetic field. The text is designed for upper-level undergraduates taking courses in quantum optics who have already taken a course in quantum mechanics, and for first- and second- year graduate students.

Book News Annotation:

Gerry (physics, City University of New York) and Knight (physics, Imperial College, UK) provide an elementary introduction to quantum optics, the study of the quantum-mechanical nature of light and its interaction with matter. The presentation is almost entirely concerned with the quantized electromagnetic field. Topics covered include single-mode field quantization in a cavity, quantization of multimode fields, and coherent states. The text is designed for upper-level undergraduates taking courses in quantum optics who have already taken a course in quantum mechanics, and for first- and second-year graduate students. A solutions manual is available separately.
Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Gerry (physics, City University of New York) and Knight (physics, Imperial College, UK) provide an elementary introduction to quantum optics, the study of the quantum-mechanical nature of light and its interaction with matter. The presentation is almost entirely concerned with the quantized electromagnetic field. Topics covered include single-mode field quantization in a cavity, quantization of multimode fields, and coherent states. The text is designed for upper-level undergraduates taking courses in quantum optics who have already taken a course in quantum mechanics, and for first- and second-year graduate students. A solutions manual is available separately. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Upper-level undergraduate text in quantum optics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Field quantization; 3. Coherent states; 4. Emission and absorption of radiation by atoms; 5. Quantum coherence functions; 6. Beam splitters and interferometers; 7. Nonclassical light; 8. Dissipative interactions and decoherence; 9. Optical test of quantum mechanics; 10. Experiments in cavity QED and with trapped ions; 11. Applications of entanglement: Heisenberg-limited interferometry and quantum information processing; Appendix A. The density operator, entangled states, the Schmidt decomposition, and the von Neumann entropy; Appendix B. Quantum measurement theory in a (very small) nutshell; Appendix C. Derivation of the effective Hamiltonian for dispersive (far off-resonant) interactions; Appendix D. Nonlinear optics and spontaneous parametric down-conversion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521527354
Author:
Gerry, Chris
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Gerry, C. C.
Author:
Knight, Peter
Author:
Gerry, Christopher
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Optics
Subject:
Physics-Optics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
101 b/w illus. 3 tables 150 exercises
Pages:
332
Dimensions:
9.78x7.49x.75 in. 1.31 lbs.

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