Quantum-Limit Spectroscopy

  • Zbigniew Ficek
  • Ryszard Tanaś

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 200)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Zbigniew Ficek, Ryszard Tanaś
    Pages 1-37
  3. Zbigniew Ficek, Ryszard Tanaś
    Pages 39-72
  4. Zbigniew Ficek, Ryszard Tanaś
    Pages 73-108
  5. Zbigniew Ficek, Ryszard Tanaś
    Pages 109-144
  6. Zbigniew Ficek, Ryszard Tanaś
    Pages 145-183
  7. Zbigniew Ficek, Ryszard Tanaś
    Pages 185-221
  8. Zbigniew Ficek, Ryszard Tanaś
    Pages 223-249
  9. Zbigniew Ficek, Ryszard Tanaś
    Pages 251-283
  10. Zbigniew Ficek, Ryszard Tanaś
    Pages 285-333
  11. Zbigniew Ficek, Ryszard Tanaś
    Pages 335-372
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 373-376

About this book


This book covers the main ideas, methods, and recent developments of quantum-limit optical spectroscopy and applications to quantum information, resolution spectroscopy, measurements beyond quantum limits, measurement of decoherence, and entanglement. Quantum-limit spectroscopy lies at the frontier of current experimental and theoretical techniques, and is one of the areas of atomic spectroscopy where the quantization of the field is essential to predict and interpret the existing experimental results. Currently, there is an increasing interest in quantum and precision spectroscopy both theoretically and experimentally, due to significant progress in trapping and cooling of single atoms and ions. This progress allows one to explore in the most intimate detail the ways in which light interacts with atoms and to measure spectral properties and quantum effects with high precision. Moreover, it allows one to perform subtle tests of quantum mechanics on the single atom and single photon scale which were hardly even imaginable as ``thought experiments'' a few years ago. 


quantum-limit spectroscopy quantum fluctuations spectroscopy with single atoms collective multiatom spectroscopy optical spectroscopy time-dependent fluorescence spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Zbigniew Ficek
    • 1
  • Ryszard Tanaś
    • 2
  1. 1.National Centre for Applied PhysicsKing Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)RiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Nonlinear Optics Division, Faculty of PhysicsAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3738-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3740-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series Online ISSN 1556-1534
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