Elements of Quantum Optics

byPierre Meystre, Murray Sargent

Paperback | October 19, 2010

Elements of Quantum Optics by Pierre Meystre
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Elements of Quantum Opticsgives 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.

Title:Elements of Quantum OpticsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:507 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:507 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642093523

ISBN - 13:9783642093524

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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