Quantum Optics: An Introduction

Paperback | June 26, 2006

byMark Fox

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Most previous texts on quantum optics have been written primarily for the graduate student market at PhD level and above. Quantum optics: an introduction aims to introduce a wide range of topics at a lower level suitable for advanced undergraduate and Masters level students in physics. Thetext is divided into four main parts, covering modern topics in both pure and applied quantum optics: I. Introduction and background material. II. Photons. III. Atom-photon interactions. IV. Quantum information processing. The emphasis of the subject development is on intuitive physicalunderstanding rather than mathematical arguments, although many derivations are included where appropriate. The text includes numerous illustrations, with a particular emphasis on the experimental observations of quantum optical phenomena. Each chapter includes worked examples, together with 10-15exercises with solutions. Six appendices are included to supplement the main subject material.

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Most previous texts on quantum optics have been written primarily for the graduate student market at PhD level and above. Quantum optics: an introduction aims to introduce a wide range of topics at a lower level suitable for advanced undergraduate and Masters level students in physics. Thetext is divided into four main parts, covering ...

Dr A M Fox is Reader in Physics, Dept of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7RH, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.85 inPublished:June 26, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198566735

ISBN - 13:9780198566731

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction and background1. Introduction2. Classical optics3. Quantum mechanics4. Radiative transitions in atomsPart II: Photons5. Photon statistics6. Photon antibunching7. Coherent states and squeezed light8. Photon number statesPart III: Atom--photon interactions9. Resonant light--atom interactions10. Atoms in cavities11. Cold atomsPart IV: Quantum information processing12. Quantum cryptography13. Quantum computing14. Entangled states and quantum teleportationAppendicesA. Poisson statisticsB. Parametric amplificationC. The density of statesD. Low dimensional semiconductor structuresE. Nuclear magnetic resonanceF. Bose--Einstein condensation

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'Fox has done a remarkable job at picking the key topics from a broad field. A genuinely interesting experiment in undergraduate education could be put together on the basis of Fox's textbook.' Physics Today, September 2007