Introductory Quantum Optics

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Cambridge University Press, 2005 - 317 páginas
This book provides an elementary introduction to the subject of quantum optics, the study of the quantum mechanical nature of light and its interaction with matter. The presentation is almost entirely concerned with the quantized electromagnetic field. Topics covered include single-mode field quantization in a cavity, quantization of multimode fields, quantum phase, coherent states, quasi-probability distribution in phase space, atom-field interactions, the Jaynes-Cummings model, quantum coherence theory, beam splitters and interferometers, dissipative interactions, nonclassical field states with squeezing etc., 'Schrödinger cat' states, tests of local realism with entangled photons from down-conversion, experimental realizations of cavity quantum electrodynamics, trapped ions, decoherence, and some applications to quantum information processing, particularly quantum cryptography. The book contains many homework problems and an extensive bibliography. This text is designed for upper-level undergraduates taking courses in quantum optics who have already taken a course in quantum mechanics, and for first and second year graduate students.
 

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Coherent states
47
Emission and absorption of radiation by atoms
74
Quantum coherence functions
115
Beam splitters and interferometers
135
Nonclassical light
150
Dissipative interactions and decoherence
195
Optical test of quantum mechanics
213
Experiments in cavity QED and with trapped ions
238
Heisenberglimited
263
Appendix A The density operator entangled states
294
von Neumann entropy
301
Derivation of the effective Hamiltonian
308
Index
314
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