Quantum-Enhanced Nonlinear Spectroscopy

  • Frank Schlawin

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 239-259

About this book


This thesis focuses on nonlinear spectroscopy from a quantum optics perspective. First, it provides a detailed introduction to nonlinear optical signals; starting from Glauber’s photon counting formalism, it establishes the diagrammatic formulation, which forms the backbone of nonlinear molecular spectroscopy.
The main body of the thesis investigates the impact of quantum correlations in entangled photon states on two-photon transitions, with a particular focus on the time-energy uncertainty, which restricts the possible simultaneous time and frequency resolution in measurements. It found that this can be violated with entangled light for individual transitions. The thesis then presents simulations of possible experimental setups that could exploit this quantum advantage.
The final chapter is devoted to an application of the rapidly growing field of multidimensional spectroscopy to trapped ion chains, where it is employed to investigate nonequilibrium properties in quantum simulations.


Nonlinear Quantum Optics Multidimensional Spectroscopy Entangled Photon States Quantum Enhancement Trapped Ion Spectroscopy Nonlinear molecular spectroscopy Quantum advantage in spectroscopy Glauber's Formalism

Authors and affiliations

  • Frank Schlawin
    • 1
  1. 1.Clarendon LaboratoryUniversity of Oxford OxfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44397-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44396-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44397-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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