Quantum Optics

Paperback | February 27, 2014

byJohn Garrison, Raymond Chiao

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Quantum optics, i.e. the interaction of individual photons with matter, began with the discoveries of Planck and Einstein, but in recent years it has expanded beyond pure physics to become an important driving force for technological innovation. This book serves the broader readership growingout of this development by starting with an elementary description of the underlying physics and then building up a more advanced treatment. The reader is led from the quantum theory of the simple harmonic oscillator to the application of entangled states to quantum information processing. An equally important feature of the text is a strong emphasis on experimental methods. Primary photon detection, heterodyne and homodyne techniques, spontaneous down-conversion, and quantum tomography are discussed; together with important experiments. These experimental and theoreticalconsiderations come together in the chapters describing quantum cryptography, quantum communications, and quantum computing.

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Quantum optics, i.e. the interaction of individual photons with matter, began with the discoveries of Planck and Einstein, but in recent years it has expanded beyond pure physics to become an important driving force for technological innovation. This book serves the broader readership growingout of this development by starting with an ...

John Garrison is Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. Raymond Chiao is Professor in the School of Natural Sciences and in the School of Engineering, University of California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:February 27, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199689997

ISBN - 13:9780199689996

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1. The quantum nature of light2. Quantization of cavity modes3. Field quantization4. Interaction of light with matter5. Coherent states6. Entangled states7. Paraxial quantum optics8. Linear optical devices9. Photon detection10. Experiments in linear optics11. Coherent interaction of light with atoms12. Cavity quantum electrodynamics13. Nonlinear quantum optics14. Quantum noise and dissipation15. Nonclassical states of light16. Linear optical amplifiers17. Quantum tomography18. The master equation19. Bell's theorem and its quantum optical tests20. Quantum informationAppendices