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Fundamentals of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

Authors: Lambropoulos, Peter, Petrosyan, David

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This book is an introduction to the two closely related subjects of quantum optics and quantum information. Essentially, the physical aspects of quantum information processing have now become an integral part of quantum optics. The book gives a simple, self-contained introduction to both subjects, while illustrating the physical principles of quantum information processing using quantum optical systems. It thus has an interdisciplinary character. For the benefit of a wider audience and to make the subject matter of the book accessible to those with backgrounds other than physics, the authors also include a brief review of quantum mechanics. Although much of the material used here can also be found in other books, discussed at various depths, the particular combination of the topics covered in this book is unique. Furthermore, some aspects of quantum information, for example those pertaining to recent experiments on cavity QED and quantum dots, are described here for the first time in book form.

About the authors

Peter Lambropoulos, at present Professor of Physics at the University of Crete, received his PhD in 1965 from the University of Michigan (USA). Since then he has been visiting fellow at JILA, Univ. of Colorado (USA), has served as chair of the physics department at the University of Southern California, Head of the Theory group at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching as well as director of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers in Crete. The research in his groups over the last 25 years has spanned a broad area of laser physics, such as multiphoton and strong field processes, coherent control, cavity QED, quantum optics in photonic bandgap materials, with recent involvement in the theory of atom lasers and quantum dots. He is author or coauthor of about 250 papers as well as numerous chapters in volumes dealing with the above subfields. P. Lambropoulos is Fellow of the American Physical Society, Chair of the Board EGAS (European Group on Atomic Spectroscopy) of EPS.

David Petrosyan received his PhD in 1999 from the Institute for Physical Research, ANAS (Armenia). Since then he has been postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Electronic Structure and Lasers (IESL) in Crete, Feinberg postdoctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) and since 2002 is a member of the IESL. His research interests are centered around theoretical Laser Physics and Quantum Optics, such as coherent effects in multi-level atomic systems and cavity QED, as well as physical implementations of quantum computation and quantum communication schemes.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Quantum Mechanical Background

    Pages 5-43

  • Quantum Theory of Radiation

    Pages 45-72

  • Atom in an External Radiation Field

    Pages 73-117

  • System-Reservoir Interaction

    Pages 119-149

  • Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics

    Pages 151-177

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-34572-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-34572-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-34571-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07095-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 325
Number of Illustrations
95 b/w illustrations
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