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Second Volume of Carmichael’s successful book on Statistical Methods in Quantum Optics
Written on a level suitable for beginning researchers or students in an advanced course in quantum optics, or a course in quantum mechanics or statistical physics that deals with open quantum systems
The text is complemented by Exercises and inter-dispersed Notes that point the reader to side issues or a deeper exploration of the material presented
This second volume of Howard Carmichael’s essential work continues the development of the methods used in quantum optics to treat open quantum systems and their fluctuations.
Its early chapters build upon the phase-space methods introduced in Volume 1. Cavity QED is adopted as a natural vehicle for extending quantum noise theory into this regime. In response to the issues raised, the theory of quantum trajectories is presented as a universal approach to the treatment of fluctuations in open quantum systems.
This book presents its material at a level suitable for debutant researchers or students in an advanced course in quantum optics, or a course in quantum mechanics or statistical physics that deals with open quantum systems.
The text is complemented by exercises and interspersed notes that point the reader to side issues or a deeper exploration of the material presented. Professor Carmichael was the recipient in 2003 of the Max Born Award of the Optical Society of America.