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Author Grynberg, Gilbert.

Title Introduction to quantum optics : from the semi-classical approach to quantized light / Gilbert Grynberg, Alain Aspect, Claude Fabre ; with a foreword by Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 665 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. I. Semi-classical description of matter-light interaction -- pt. II. Quantum description of light and its interaction with matter -- pt. III. Applying both approaches
Summary Covering a number of important subjects in quantum optics, this textbook is an excellent introduction for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, familiarizing readers with the basic concepts and formalism as well as the most recent advances. The first part of the textbook covers the semi-classical approach where matter is quantized, but light is not. It describes significant phenomena in quantum optics, including the principles of lasers. The second part is devoted to the full quantum description of light and its interaction with matter, covering topics such as spontaneous emission, and classical and non-classical states of light. An overview of photon entanglement and applications to quantum information is also given. In the third part, non-linear optics and laser cooling of atoms are presented, where using both approaches allows for a comprehensive description. Each chapter describes basic concepts in detail, and more specific concepts and phenomena are presented in 'complements'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Optics and Photonics.
Quantum Theory.
Quantum optics.
Form Electronic book
Author Aspect, Alain.
Fabre, Claude, 1951-
ISBN 0511778260 (electronic bk.)
0511787111 (e-book)
0511789726 (electronic bk.)
9780511778261 (electronic bk.)
9780511787119 (e-book)
9780511789724 (electronic bk.)