"Blurb & Contents" This collection of articles covers the "quiet revolution" that took place in quantum optics in the 1980s. Explores far-reaching repercussions in methods of light field generation, propagation, and detection in the quantum rather than in the classical regime. Throughout, theory is discussed with supporting experimental data. Newcomers and experienced researchers will find this a useful introduction and an excellent reference. Contents: Introduction. The early years. Photon antibunching and sub- Poissonian photon statistics. Squeezed states of light. Quantum non- demolition. Quantum effects in photon interference. Cavity quantum electrodynamics. Quantum noise reduction in lasers.