Quantum Measurements in Optics

  • Paolo Tombesi
  • Daniel F. Walls

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 282)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Atomic Interferometry and Trapping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. Sleator, O. Carnal, A. Faulstich, J. Mlynek
      Pages 27-40
    3. M. A. M. Marte, P. Zoller, M. J. Holland, R. Graham, D. F. Walls
      Pages 41-54
    4. Berthold-Georg Englert, Heidi Fearn, Marlan O. Scully, Herbert Walther
      Pages 55-62
  3. Quantum Measurements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Wayne H. Richardson, Susumu Machida
      Pages 65-84
    3. Philippe Grangier, Jean-François Roch, Gérard Roger
      Pages 85-92
    4. R. J. Brecha, H. Walther
      Pages 93-104
    5. V. Bagini, P. Lerner, P. Tombesi
      Pages 105-112
    6. Klaus M. Gheri, Daniel F. Walls
      Pages 113-128
    7. R. K. Bullough, N. M. Bogoliubov, N. Nayak, B. V. Thompson
      Pages 129-149
    8. Jonathan P. Dowling
      Pages 165-172
  4. Quantum Noise Reduction and Squeezing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Elisabeth Giacobino, Thierry Debuisschert, Jerome Mertz, Laurent Hilico, Antoine Heidmann, Serge Reynaud et al.
      Pages 183-191
    3. M. Brambilla, F. Castelli, L. A. Lugiato, F. Prati, G. Strini
      Pages 193-209
    4. Claude Fabre, Jean-Michel Courty, Elisabeth Giacobino, Antoine Heidmann, Laurent Hilico, Paul Mandel et al.
      Pages 211-220
    5. A. Vidiella Barranco, V. Bužek, P. L. Knight, W. K. Lai
      Pages 221-237
    6. S. Smart, S. Swain
      Pages 265-269
  5. Optical Propagation, Communication and Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. P. D. Drummond, Carlton M. Caves
      Pages 279-294
    3. Nobuyuki Imoto, John R. Jeffers, Rodney Loudon
      Pages 295-311
    4. E. Yablonovitch
      Pages 345-351
    5. Stephen M. Barnett, D. T. Pegg, Simon J. D. Phoenix
      Pages 353-355
  6. Photon Interference and Bell’s Theorem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Anton Zeilinger, Daniel M. Greenberger, Michael A. Horne
      Pages 369-375
    3. E. R. Pike, S. Sarkar
      Pages 397-407
    4. Artur K. Ekert
      Pages 413-418
    5. Augusto Garuccio, Vito Luigi Lepore
      Pages 419-426
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 427-429

About this book


The NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Quantum Measurements in Optics was held in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, January 21-25, 1991. This workshop was attended by 70 participants from 16 different countries. The subjects discussed at this workshop concentrated on quantum measurements in optics made possible by the recent advances in the generation and detection of light with low quantum noise. These advances have occurred simultaneously with the development of atomic traps capable of trapping a single atom for a considerable period of time. The interaction of a single two level atom with the single mode of the electromagnetic field is now possible in high Q microcavities. A new field of cavity QED has developed studying the properties of Rydberg atoms in microwave cavities. At this meeting we heard the first report of an atomic interferometer where a single atom passing through the two slits exhibits wave like interference phenomena. This new field involving the transfer of momentum from photons to atoms has lead to new possibilities for quantum nondemolition measurements on an optical field. We heard suggestions for such measurements at this meeting. With the new light sources available the possibility of using low quantum noise light in optical communications becomes close to reality. The problem of the propagation of quantum light field in optical fibres was actively discussed at this meeting.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Tombesi
    • 1
  • Daniel F. Walls
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CamerinoCamerinoItaly
  2. 2.University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6495-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3386-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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