Quantum Optics

Including Noise Reduction, Trapped Ions, Quantum Trajectories, and Decoherence

  • Miguel Orszag

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  22. Back Matter
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About this book


This new edition gives a unique and broad coverage of basic laser-related phenomena that allow graduate students, scientists and engineers to carry out research in quantum optics and laser physics. It covers quantization of the electromagnetic field, quantum theory of coherence, atom-field interaction models, resonance fluorescence, quantum theory of damping, laser theory using both the master equation and the Langevin theory, the correlated emission laser, input-output theory with applications to non-linear optics, quantum trajectories, quantum non-demolition measurements and generation of non-classical vibrational states of ions in a Paul trap. In this third edition, there is an enlarged chapter on trapped ions, as well as new sections on quantum computing and quantum bits with applications. There is also additional material included for quantum processing and entanglement. These topics are presented in a unified and didactic manner, each chapter is accompanied by specific problems and hints to solutions to deepen the knowledge.


Atom Field Hamiltonian Coherent States Field Correlation Function Photon Langevin Equation Master Equation Laser Photon Statistics Quantum Theory Damping Quantum Theory Laser Squeezed States Field Textbook Quantum Optics

Authors and affiliations

  • Miguel Orszag
    • 1
  1. ChilePontificia Universidad CatólicaSantiagoChile

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29035-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29037-9
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