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  • Date Published: December 2012
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107006409

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  • In the last decade many important advances have taken place in the field of quantum optics, with numerous potential applications. Ideal for graduate courses on quantum optics, this textbook provides an up-to-date account of the basic principles of the subject. Focusing on applications of quantum optics, the textbook covers recent developments such as engineering of quantum states, quantum optics on a chip, nano-mechanical mirrors, quantum entanglement, quantum metrology, spin squeezing, control of decoherence and many other key topics. Readers are guided through the principles of quantum optics and their uses in a wide variety of areas including quantum information science and quantum mechanics. The textbook features end-of-chapter exercises with solutions available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107006409. It is invaluable to both graduate students and researchers in physics and photonics, quantum information science and quantum communications.

    • Brings readers up to date with the latest advances in the field
    • Covers a wide range of topics such as quantum optics on a chip, nano-mechanical mirrors, quantum entanglement and quantum metrology
    • Takes readers from the basic principles through to applications in emerging fields
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    "The reader will find this book to be an excellent, modern review of the field of quantum optics and its applications. It is written for graduate students with a strong background in quantum mechanics and classical electrodynamics. If you studied quantum optics more than a decade ago, it is a must-read to refresh your knowledge of this rapidly advancing field. Early on, the author presents quantized radiation fields and later moves to the interactions of radiation and matter. Its value as a textbook is enhanced by the inclusion of exercises and solutions, references and an index. The inexperienced reader may find the concise exposition somewhat daunting, but those with more advanced knowledge will find exciting modern developments that can be incorporated into new devices and techniques."
    Barry R. Masters, Fellow of AAAS, OSA and SPIE for Optics & Photonics News

    "The amount of material the author covers is breathtaking. There is hardly any subject in modern quantum optics that is not covered in this book. His language is clear and precise, and the text is enriched with many figures and graphs of good quality. Working through this book will be the ideal preparation to start with a research project in the field. For experimental physicists who hope to get a better theoretical understanding of their laboratory work, this book will definitely be a challenge (though certainly not of the kind that cannot be mastered). I recommend it to anyone with a serious interest in one of the most fascinating branches of modern physics."
    Thomas Peters, University of Zurich for Contemporary Physics

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    • Date Published: December 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107006409
    • length: 504 pages
    • dimensions: 252 x 193 x 24 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • contains: 235 b/w illus. 147 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Quantized electromagnetic field and coherent state representations
    2. Nonclassicality of radiation fields
    3. Two mode squeezed states and quantum entanglement
    4. Non-Gaussian nonclassical states
    5. Optical interferometry with single photons and nonclassical light
    6. Polarization and orbital angular momentum of quantum fields
    7. Absorption, emission, and scattering of radiation
    8. Partial coherence in multimode quantum fields
    9. Open quantum systems
    10. Amplification and attenuation of quantum fields
    11. Quantum coherence, interference and squeezing in two-level systems
    12. Cavity quantum electrodynamics
    13. Absorption, emission and scattering from two-level atoms
    14. Quantum interference and entanglement in radiating systems
    15. Near-field radiative effects
    16. Decoherence and disentanglement in two-level systems
    17. Coherent control of the optical properties
    18. Dispersion management and ultra-slow light
    19. Single photons and nonclassical light in integrated structures
    20. Quantum optical effects in nano mechanical systems
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    Girish S. Agarwal, Oklahoma State University
    Girish S. Agarwal is Noble Foundation Chair and Regents Professor at Oklahoma State University. A recognised leader in the field of theoretical quantum optics, he is a fellow of the Royal Society, UK and has won several awards, including the Max-Born Prize from the Optical Society of America and the Humboldt Research Award.

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