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Quantum Interference and Coherence

Theory and Experiments

  • William T. Rhodes
  • Toshimitsu Asakura
  • Karl-Heinz Brenner
  • Theodor W. Hänsch
  • Takeshi Kamiya
  • Ferenc Krausz
  • Bo Monemar
  • Herbert Venghaus
  • Horst Weber
  • Harald Weinfurter

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 100)

About this book


For the first time, this book assembles in a single volume accounts

of many phenomena involving quantum interference in optical fields

and atomic systems. It provides detailed theoretical treatments and

experimental analyses of such phenomena as quantum erasure, quantum

lithography, multi-atom entanglement, quantum beats, control of

decoherence, phase control of quantum interference, coherent

population trapping, electromagnetically induced transparency and

absorption, lasing without inversion, subluminal and superluminal

light propagation, storage of photons, quantum interference in phase

space, interference and diffraction of cold atoms, and interference

between Bose-Einstein condensates. This book fills a gap in the

literature and will be useful to both experimentalists and theoreticians.


Absorption coherence decoherence interference optics transparency

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Mathematics and PhysicsQueen's University BelfastBelfastUK

Editors and affiliations

  • William T. Rhodes
    • 1
  • Toshimitsu Asakura
    • 2
  • Karl-Heinz Brenner
    • 3
  • Theodor W. Hänsch
    • 4
  • Takeshi Kamiya
    • 5
  • Ferenc Krausz
    • 6
    • 7
  • Bo Monemar
    • 8
  • Herbert Venghaus
    • 9
  • Horst Weber
    • 10
  • Harald Weinfurter
    • 11
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringHokkai-Gakuen UniversitySapporo, HokkaidoJapan
  3. 3.Institute of Computer EngineeringUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany
  4. 4.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  5. 5.Ministry of Education, Culture, SportsScience and Technology National Institution for Academic DegreesTokyoJapan
  6. 6.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  7. 7.Photonics Institute GusshausstrasseVienna University of TechnologyWienAustria
  8. 8.Department of Physics and Measurement TechnologyMaterials Science Division Linköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  9. 9.Heinrich-Hertz-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbHBerlinGermany
  10. 10.Optisches InstitutTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  11. 11.Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Sektion PhysikMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Quantum Interference and Coherence
  • Book Subtitle Theory and Experiments
  • Authors Zbigniew Ficek
    Stuart Swain
  • Series Title Springer Series in Optical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-22965-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-1991-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-25835-5
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 420
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Quantum Optics
    Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
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