Quantum Optics: An Introduction (Paperback)

Mark Fox

  • 出版商: Oxford University Press
  • 出版日期: 2006-06-22
  • 售價: $1,050
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$998
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 400
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0198566735
  • ISBN-13: 9780198566731

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Most previous texts on quantum optics have been written primarily for the graduate student market at PhD level and above. Quantum optics: an introduction aims to introduce a wide range of topics at a lower level suitable for advanced undergraduate and masters level students in physics. The text is divided into four main parts, covering modern topics in both pure and applied quantum optics: I Introduction and background material. II. Photons. III. Atom-photon interactions. IV. Quantum information processing. The emphasis of the subject development is on intuitive physical understanding rather than mathematical arguments, although many derivations are included where appropriate. The text includes numerous illustrations, with a particular emphasis on the experimental observations of quantum optical phenomena. Each chapter includes worked examples, together with 10-15 exercises with solutions. Six appendices are included to supplement the main subject material.


Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction and background
1. Introduction
2. Classical optics
3. Quantum mechanics
4. Radiative transitions in atoms
Part II: Photons
5. Photon statistics
6. Photon antibunching
7. Coherent states and squeezed light
8. Photon number states
Part III: Atom--photon interactions
9. Resonant light--atom interactions
10. Atoms in cavities
11. Cold atoms
Part IV: Quantum information processing
12. Quantum cryptography
13. Quantum computing
14. Entangled states and quantum teleportation
A. Poisson statistics
B. Parametric amplification
C. The density of states
D. Low dimensional semiconductor structures
E. Nuclear magnetic resonance
F. Bose--Einstein condensation