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Quantum Optics

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

  • Miguel Orszag

About this book

Introduction

Quantum Optics gives a very broad coverage of basic laser-related phenomena that allow scientist 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 second edition, there is an enlarged chapter on decoherence, as well as additional material dealing with elements of quantum computation, entanglement of pure and mixed states as well as a chapter on quantum copying and processors.

These topics are presented in a unified and didactic manner. The presentation of the book is clear and pedagogical; it balances the theoretical aspect of quantum optics and quantum information theory with recent relevant experiments.

Keywords

Lasers Quantum Physics Stochastic Processes laser laser physics optics quantum optics quantum theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Miguel Orszag
    • 1
  1. 1.Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileFacultad de FísicaAv. Vicuña Mackenna 4860Chile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-72707-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-72706-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-72707-1
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