Synopses & Reviews
Quantum Interferometry in Phase Space is primarily concerned with quantum-mechanical distribution functions and their applications in quantum optics and neutron interferometry. In the first part of the book, the author describes the phase-space representation of quantum optical phenomena such as coherent and squeezed states. Applications to interferometry, e.g. in beam splitters and fiber networks, are also presented. In the second part of the book, the theoretical formalism is applied to neutron interferometry, including the dynamical theory of diffraction, coherence properties of superposed beams, and dephasing effects.
Synopsis
"Quantum Interferometry in Phase Space" is primarily concerned with quantum-mechanical distribution functions and their applications in quantum optics and neutron interferometry. In the first part of the book, the author describes the phase-space representation of quantum optical phenomena such as coherent and squeezed states. Applications to interferometry, e.g. in beam splitters and fiber networks, are also presented. In the second part of the book, the theoretical formalism is applied to neutron interferometry, including the dynamical theory of diffraction, coherence properties of superposed beams, and dephasing effects.
About the Author
1974 PHD at the Technical University (TU) of Vienna Employee at the Austrian Research Center Seibersdorf (ARCS), Austria 1996 Habilitation at the TU Vienna (computerized simulation) Since 2004 Principal Scientist at ARCS
Table of Contents
Part I: Theroy of Quantum Mechanical Distribution Functions.- Some Basics.- Quanturm Mechanical Distribution Functions.- Part II: Optical Interferometry.- Interferometry Using Wave Packets.- Part III: Neutron Interferometry.- Introductional Remarks.- The Dynamical Theory of Diffraction.- Laue-Interferometer.- Three Plate Interferometry in Phase-Space.- Four Plate Interferometry in Phase-Space.- Part IV: Spin Interferometry.-Spin-Echo System.- Zero-Field Spin-Echo.-Summary.- References.- Index.