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Elements of Quantum Optics / Edition 4

Elements of Quantum Optics / Edition 4

by Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent
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Elements of Quantum Optics gives a self-contained and broad coverage of the basic elements necessary to understand and carry out research in laser physics and quantum optics, including a review of basic quantum mechanics and pedagogical introductions to system-reservoir interactions and to second quantization. The text reveals the close connection between many seemingly unrelated topics, such as probe absorption, four-wave mixing, optical instabilities, resonance fluorescence and squeezing. It also comprises discussions of cavity quantum electrodynamics and atom optics. The 4th edition includes a new chapter on quantum entanglement and quantum information, as well as added discussions of the quantum beam splitter, electromagnetically induced transparency, slow light, and the input-output formalism needed to understand many problems in quantum optics. It also provides an expanded treatment of the minimum-coupling Hamiltonian and a simple derivation of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation, an important gateway to research in ultracold atoms and molecules.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642093524
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/10/2010
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 4th ed. 2007
Pages: 507
Sales rank: 647,028
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Classical Electromagnetic Fields.- Classical Nonlinear Optics.- Quantum Mechanical Background.- Mixtures and the Density Operator.- CW Field Interactions.- Mechanical Effects of Light.- Introduction to Laser Theory.- Optical Bistability.- Saturation Spectroscopy.- Three and Four Wave Mixing.- Time-Varying Phenomena in Cavities.- Coherent Transients.- Field Quantization.- Interaction between Atoms and Quantized Fields.- System-Reservoir Interactions.- Resonance Fluorescence.- Squeezed States of Light.- Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics.- Quantum Theory of a Laser.- Entanglement, Bell Inequalities and Quantum Information.

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