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Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics: The Strange Theory of Light in a Box / Edition 1

Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics: The Strange Theory of Light in a Box / Edition 1

by Sergio M. Dutra


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471443384
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/13/2004
Series: Wiley Series in Lasers and Applications Series , #10
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

SERGIO M. DUTRA's passion for quantum optics dates back to 1989. He received a PhD from Imperial College, London, studying cavity quantum electrodynamics. Dr. Dutra is a Chartered Physicist and a member of the British Institute of Physics. He has worked at Campinas University in Brazil and Leiden University in the Netherlands, published a number of papers in peer-reviewed international journals, a chapter of a book, and spoken at conferences in several countries.

Table of Contents



1. Introduction.

2. Fiat Lux!

3. The Photon's Wavefunction.

4. A Box of Photons.

5. Let Matter Be!

6. Spontaneous Emission.

7. Macroscopic QED.

8. The Maser, the Laser, and their Cavity-QED Cousins.

9. Open Cavities.

Appendix A: Perfect Cavity Modes.

Appendix B: Perfect Cavity Boundary Conditions.

Appendix C: Quaternions and Special Relativity.

Appendix D: The Baker-Hausdorff Formula.

Appendix E: Vectors and Vector Identities.

Appendix F: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.



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