Introduction to Quantum Optics: From Light Quanta to Quantum Teleportationby Harry Paul
Pub. Date: 04/30/2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The purpose of this book is to provide a physical understanding of photons and their properties and applications. Special emphasis is given in the text to photon pairs produced in spontaneous parametric, down-conversion, which exhibit intrinsically quantum mechanical correlations, known as entanglement, and which extend over manifestly macroscopic distances. Such photon pairs are well suited to the physical realization of Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky type experiments, and also make possible such exciting techniques as quantum cryptography and teleportation.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction; 2. Historical milestones; 3. Basics of the classical description of light; 4. Quantum mechanical understanding of light; 5. Light detectors; 6. Spontaneous emission; 7. Interference; 8. Photon statistics; 9. Squeezed light; 10. Measuring distribution functions; 11. Optical Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen experiments; 12. Quantum cryptography; 13. Quantum teleportation; 14. Summary: what do we know about the photon?; Appendix: mathematical description; References; Index.
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