Quantum Interferometry in Phase Space

Theory and Applications

  • Martin Suda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Theory of Quantum Mechanical Distribution Functions

  3. Optical Interferometry

  4. Neutron Interferometry

  5. Spin Interferometry

    1. Pages 141-156
    2. Pages 157-174
    3. Pages 175-175
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-182

About this book


Quantum Interferometry in Phase Space is primarily concerned with quantum-mechanical distribution functions and their applications in quantum optics and neutron interferometry. In the first part of the book, the author describes the phase-space representation of quantum optical phenomena such as coherent and squeezed states. Applications to interferometry, e.g. in beam splitters and fiber networks, are also presented. In the second part of the book, the theoretical formalism is applied to neutron interferometry, including the dynamical theory of diffraction, coherence properties of superposed beams, and dephasing effects.


CERN Neutron Neutron interferometry Phase space Photons Spin interferometry Wigner function basics distribution optics quantum optics

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Suda
    • 1
  1. 1.ARC Seibersdorf research GmbHWienAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-26070-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30487-6
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