Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Statistical Methods in Quantum Optics 2

Non-Classical Fields

Authors: Carmichael, Howard J.

  • 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
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Statistical Methods in Quantum Optics 2 - Non-Classical Fields 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 the first volume Statistical Methods in Quantum Optics 1 - Matter Equations and Fokker-Planck Equations: the difficulties these methods face in treating non-classical light are exposed, where the regime of large fluctuations – failure of the system size expansion – is shown to be particularly problematic. 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 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 interspersed notes that point the reader to side issues or a deeper exploration of the material presented.

About the authors

Howard Carmichael earned a PhD from the University of Waikato in 1977. He joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas in 1983 and moved to the University of Oregon in 1989, where he was Professor of Physics from 1991 to 2001. He is currently a member of the Physics Department at the University of Auckland where he holds the Dan Walls Chair in Theoretical Physics. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Physical Society, and the Royal Society of New Zealand. Professor Carmichael was the recipient in 2003 of the Max Born Award of the Optical Society of America.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Degenerate Parametric OscillatorI: Squeezed States

    Pages 1-59

  • The Degenerate Parametric OscillatorII: Phase-Space Analysisinthe Small-Noise Limit

    Pages 61-94

  • The Positive<it>P</it> Representation

    Pages 95-132

  • The Degenerate Parametric OscillatorIII: Phase-Space Analysis Outside the Small-Noise Limit

    Pages 133-193

  • Cavity QED I: Simple Calculations

    Pages 195-246

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Statistical Methods in Quantum Optics 2
Book Subtitle
Non-Classical Fields
Authors
Series Title
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-71320-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-71320-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-71319-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09041-7
Series ISSN
1864-5879
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 542
Topics