Elements of quantum optics

Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent

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Abstract

Elements of Quantum Optics gives a self-contained and broad coverage of the basic elements necessary to understand and carry out research in laser physics and quantum optics, including a review of basic quantum mechanics and pedagogical introductions to system-reservoir interactions and to second quantization. The text reveals the close connection between many seemingly unrelated topics, such as probe absorption, four-wave mixing, optical instabilities, resonance fluorescence and squeezing. It also comprises discussions of cavity quantum electrodynamics and atom optics. The 4th edition includes a new chapter on quantum entanglement and quantum information, as well as added discussions of the quantum beam splitter, electromagnetically induced transparency, slow light, and the input-output formalism needed to understand many problems in quantum optics. It also provides an expanded treatment of the minimum-coupling Hamiltonian and a simple derivation of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation, an important gateway to research in ultracold atoms and molecules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages507
ISBN (Print)9783540742098
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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Meystre, P., & Sargent, M. (2007). Elements of quantum optics. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74211-1