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Elements of Quantum Optics

  • Pierre Meystre
  • Murray SargentIII

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent III
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  3. Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent III
    Pages 35-50
  4. Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent III
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  21. Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent III
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  22. Back Matter
    Pages 489-507

About this book

Introduction

Elements of Quantum Optics gives a self-contained and broad coverage of the basic elements necessary to understand and carry out research in laser physics and quantum optics, including a review of basic quantum mechanics and pedagogical introductions to system-reservoir interactions and to second quantization. The text reveals the close connection between many seemingly unrelated topics, such as probe absorption, four-wave mixing, optical instabilities, resonance fluorescence and squeezing. It also comprises discussions of cavity quantum electrodynamics and atom optics. The 4th edition includes a new chapter on quantum entanglement and quantum information, as well as added discussions of the quantum beam splitter, electromagnetically induced transparency, slow light, and the input-output formalism needed to understand many problems in quantum optics. It also provides an expanded treatment of the minimum-coupling Hamiltonian and a simple derivation of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation, an important gateway to research in ultracold atoms and molecules.

Keywords

Second quantization electrodynamics laser physics mechanics optics quantum mechanics quantum optics spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Meystre
    • 1
  • Murray SargentIII
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics & College of Optical SciencesThe University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Microsoft CorporationRedmontUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74211-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-74209-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-74211-1
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