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Lectures on Light: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics using the Density Matrix

Stephen Rand


This book attempts to bridge the enormous gap between introductory quantum mechanics and the research front of modern optics and scientific fields that make use of light in one step. Hence, while it is suitable as a reference for the specialist in quantum optics, it also targets the nonspecialists from other disciplines who need to understand light and its uses in research. With a unique approach it introduces a single analytic tool, namely the density matrix, to analyze complex optical phenomena encountered in traditional as well as cross‐disciplinary research. It moves swiftly in a tight seq ... More

Keywords: quantum optics, density matrix, optically induced dynamics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199574872
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574872.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Rand, author
Optics & Photonics Laboratory, University of Michigan