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Quantum Optics

John Garrison and Raymond Chiao


Quantum optics is the field of physics describing the interaction of individual photons with matter, but in recent years it has expanded beyond pure physics to become an important driving force for technological innovation. This book starts with an elementary description of the underlying physics and then builds up a more advanced treatment. The theory begins with the quantum description of the simple harmonic oscillator, and is subsequently extended to provide the tools required to discuss coherent states, the interaction of light with atoms, entangled states, quantum noise and dissipation, l ... More

Keywords: coherent states, entangled states, Bell's theorem, quantum noise, homodyne detection, heterodyne detection, quantum cloning, quantum cryptography, quantum computing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780198508861
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508861.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Garrison, author
Department of Physics, University of California at Berkeley

Raymond Chiao, author
Professor in the School of Natural Sciences and in the School of Engineering, University of California at Merced