Elements of Quantum Optics

Authors: Meystre, Pierre, Sargent, Murray

  • Extra material includes a new chapter on quantum entanglement and quantum information
  • Added discussions of the quantum beam splitter, electromagnetically induced transparency, slow light and the input-output formalism
  • Includes an expanded treatment of the minimum-coupling Hamiltonian
  • An essential text as the extra material on the input-output formalism is needed to understand many problems in quantum optics
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Elements of Quantum Optics gives a self-contained and broad coverage of the basic elements necessary to understand and carry out research in laser physics and quantum optics, including a review of basic quantum mechanics and pedagogical introductions to system-reservoir interactions and to second quantization. The text reveals the close connection between many seemingly unrelated topics, such as probe absorption, four-wave mixing, optical instabilities, resonance fluorescence and squeezing. It also comprises discussions of cavity quantum electrodynamics and atom optics. The 4th edition includes a new chapter on quantum entanglement and quantum information, as well as added discussions of the quantum beam splitter, electromagnetically induced transparency, slow light, and the input-output formalism needed to understand many problems in quantum optics. It also provides an expanded treatment of the minimum-coupling Hamiltonian and a simple derivation of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation, an important gateway to research in ultracold atoms and molecules.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Mechanical Effects of Light

    Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent III

    Pages 151-170

  • Optical Bistability

    Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent III

    Pages 209-221

  • Squeezed States of Light

    Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent III

    Pages 409-426

  • Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics

    Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent III

    Pages 427-444

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09352-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Elements of Quantum Optics
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74211-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74211-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-74209-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09352-4
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XII, 507
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