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Quantum Optics

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


  • Includes theoretical aspects and experiments not covered in any other book


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About this book


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.


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

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Quantum Optics
  • Book Subtitle Including Noise Reduction, Trapped Ions, Quantum Trajectories, and Decoherence
  • Authors Miguel Orszag
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-72706-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-09180-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-72707-1
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XX, 414
  • Number of Illustrations 89 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published in the series: Advanced Texts in Physics
  • Topics Quantum Optics
    Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
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