Graduate Texts in Physics

Quantum Optics

Taming the Quantum

Authors: Meystre, Pierre

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  • Covers extraordinary recent developments from quantum optics in a pedagogical way
  • Surveys how quantum optics and optomechanics enable ultraprecise measurement and detection for gravitational wave interferometry, tests of fundamental physics, searches for dark matter, and more
  • Includes plenty of exercises to enhance the readers’ understanding
  • Logically sequenced from simpler to progressively more complex physical scenarios
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This book is a thoroughly modern and highly pedagogical graduate-level introduction to quantum optics, a subject which has witnessed stunning developments in recent years and has come to occupy a central role in the 'second quantum revolution'. The reader is invited to explore the fundamental role that quantum optics plays in the control and manipulation of quantum systems, leading to ultracold atoms, circuit QED, quantum information science, quantum optomechanics, and quantum metrology. The building blocks of the subject are presented in a sequential fashion, starting from the simplest physical situations before moving to increasingly complicated ones. This pedagogically appealing approach leads to quantum entanglement and measurement theory being introduced early on and before more specialized topics such as cavity QED or laser cooling. The final chapter illustrates the power of scientific cross-fertilization by surveying cutting-edge applications of quantum optics and optomechanics in gravitational wave detection, tests of fundamental physics, searches for dark matter, geophysical monitoring, and ultraprecise clocks. Complete with worked examples and exercises, this book provides the reader with enough background knowledge and understanding to follow the current journal literature and begin producing their own original research.

About the authors

Pierre Meystre obtained his Physics Diploma and PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne and his Habilitation in Theoretical Physics from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He joined the Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in 1977, following a postdoctoral position at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences. He returned to Tucson in 1986, where he is now emeritus Regents Professor of Physics and Optical Sciences. He also served as Lead Editor of Physical Review Letters and as Editor in Chief of the American Physical Society. His research interests include theoretical quantum optics, ultracold science, and quantum optomechanics. He has published well over 300 papers, and is the author of the text “Elements of Quantum Optics”, now in its 4th edition, together with Murray Sargent III, and of the monograph “Atom Optics.”  He was a recipient of the Humboldt Foundation Research Prize for Senior US Scientists, the R. W. Wood Prize of the Optical Society of America, and the Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Honorary Professor at East China Normal University.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Optics
Book Subtitle
Taming the Quantum
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-76183-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-76183-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-76182-0
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 393
Number of Illustrations
292 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
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