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Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

Claude Fabre, Vahid Sandoghdar, Nicolas Treps, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo


Over the last few decades, the quantum aspects of light have been explored and major progress has been made in understanding the specific quantum aspects of the interaction between light and matter. Single photons are now routinely produced by single molecules on surfaces, vacancies in crystals, and quantum dots. The micrometre and nanometre scale is also the privileged range where fluctuations of electromagnetic fields manifest themselves through the Casimir force. The domain of classical optics has recently seen many exciting new developments, especially in the areas of nano-optics, nano-ant ... More

Keywords: quantum optics, quantum information, quantum measurements, nanophotonics, plasmon, entanglement, near-field optics, quantum fluctuation, quantum correlation, intensity correlation, NV centre, single-molecule spectroscopy, weak measurement, cavity QED, microcavity, quantum dot, Casimir force, vacuum fluctuation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198768609
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198768609.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claude Fabre, editor
Professor, Sorbonne University, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

Vahid Sandoghdar, editor
Professor, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen

Nicolas Treps, editor
Professor, Sorbonne University, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris

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1 Introduction to quantum information

Stephen M. Barnett, school of Physics and Astronomy University of Glasgow, UK

2 Introduction to near-field optics and plasmonics

Jean-Jacques Greffet, laboratoire Charles Fabry Institut d’Optique Graduate School, CNRS Université Paris-Sud, Palaiseau, France

3 Transformation optics

Ulf Leonhardt, weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot, Israel

4 Temporal and spectral properties of quantum light

Birgit Stiller, Ulrich Seyfarth and Gerd Leuchs, max-Planck-Institut für die Physik des Lichts Erlangen, Germany

5 Quantum optics with nitrogen-vacancy centres in diamond

Yiwen Chu and Mikhail D. Lukin, department of Physics Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

6 Single-molecule spectroscopy

Michel Orrit, institute of Physics Leiden University, The Netherlands

7 Quantum measurements: a modern view for quantum optics experimentalists

Aephraim M. Steinberg, centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control and Department of Physics University of Toronto, Canada

8 Quantum optics and cavity QED with quantum dots in photonic crystals

Jelena Vučković, department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics Stanford University, California, USA

9 Casimir forces and vacuum energy

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