Quantum Optics gives a comprehensive coverage of developments in quantum optics over the past years. In the early chapters the formalism of quantum optics is elucidated and the main techniques are introduced. These are applied in the later chapters to problems such as squeezed states of light, resonance fluorescence, laser theory, quantum theory of four-wave mixing, quantum non-demolition measurements, Bell's inequalities, and atom optics. Experimental results are used to illustrate the theory throughout. This yields the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of experiment and theory in quantum optics in any textbook. More than 40 exercises helps readers test their understanding and provide practice in quantitative problem solving.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2008|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Quantisation of the Electromagnetic Field.- Coherence Properties of the Electromagnetic Field.- Representations of the Electromagnetic Field.- Quantum Phenomenon in Simple Systems in Nonlinear Optics.- Shastic Methods.- Input-Output Formulation of Optical Cavities.- Generation and Application of Squeezed Light.- Nonlinear Dissipative Quantum Systems.- Interaction of Radiation with Atoms.- Quantum Theory of the Laser.- Bell's Inequalities in Quantum Optics.- Quantum Nondemolition Measurements.- Quantum Coherence and Measurement Theory.- Quantum Information.- Ion Traps.- Light Forces.- Bose Einstein Condensation.