Elements of Quantum Optics
ISBN/ASIN: 9783540742098,9783540742111 | 2007 | English | pdf | 507/507 pages | 9.74 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent III (auth.), Pierre Meystre, Murray Sargent III (eds.) | Edition: 4
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.