Quantum Optics: An Introduction / Edition 1

Quantum Optics: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Mark Fox
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198566735

ISBN-13: 9780198566731

Pub. Date: 06/22/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Most previous texts on quantum optics have been written primarily for the graduate student market at PhD level and above. Quantum optics: an introduction aims to introduce a wide range of topics at a lower level suitable for advanced undergraduate and masters level students in physics. The text is divided into four main parts, covering modern topics in both

Overview

Most previous texts on quantum optics have been written primarily for the graduate student market at PhD level and above. Quantum optics: an introduction aims to introduce a wide range of topics at a lower level suitable for advanced undergraduate and masters level students in physics. The text is divided into four main parts, covering modern topics in both pure and applied quantum optics: I Introduction and background material. II. Photons. III. Atom-photon interactions. IV. Quantum information processing. The emphasis of the subject development is on intuitive physical understanding rather than mathematical arguments, although many derivations are included where appropriate. The text includes numerous illustrations, with a particular emphasis on the experimental observations of quantum optical phenomena. Each chapter includes worked examples, together with 10-15 exercises with solutions. Six appendices are included to supplement the main subject material.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198566731
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/22/2006
Series:
Oxford Master Series in Physics Series, #15
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction and Background
1. Introduction
2. Classical Optics
3. Quantum Mechanics
4. Radiative Transitions in Atoms
Part II: Photons
5. Photon Statistics
6. Photon Antibunching
7. Coherent States and Squeezed Light
8. Photon Number States
Part III: Atom—Photon Interactions
9. Resonant Light—Atom Interactions
10. Atoms in Cavities
11. Cold Atoms
Part IV: Quantum Information Processing
12. Quantum Cryptography
13. Quantum Computing
14. Entangled States and Quantum Teleportation
Appendices
A. Poisson Statistics
B. Parametric Amplification
C. The Density of States
D. Low Dimensional Semiconductor Structures
E. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
F. Bose—Einstein Condensation

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