SpringerBriefs in Mathematical Physics

Quantum States of Light

Authors: Furusawa, Akira

  • Uses a wave picture for the visualization of all quantum states of light including a single photon
  • Shows that a particle such as a single photon can create a light wave
  • Explains nonclassical states of light such as a Schrödinger’s cat state
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This book explains what quantum states of light look like. Of special interest, a single photon state is explained by using a wave picture, showing that it corresponds to the complementarity of a quantum. Also explained is how light waves are created by photons, again corresponding to the complementarity of a quantum. The author shows how an optical wave is created by superposition of a "vacuum" and a single photon as a typical example. Moreover, squeezed states of light are explained as "longitudinal" waves of light and Schrödinger's cat states as macroscopic superposition states.

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eBook $39.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum States of Light
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Mathematical Physics
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55960-3
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55960-3
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-55958-0
Series ISSN
2197-1757
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 104
Number of Illustrations and Tables
62 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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