Description 
1 online resource (xxix, 665 pages) : illustrations 
Contents 
pt. I. Semiclassical description of matterlight 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 semiclassical 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 nonclassical states of light. An overview of photon entanglement and applications to quantum information is also given. In the third part, nonlinear 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 
English 

Print version record 
Subject 
Quantum optics.


Quantum theory.


Optics and Photonics


Quantum Theory


SCIENCE  Physics  Optics & Light.


Quantum theory.


Quantum optics.


Quantenoptik

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Aspect, Alain.


Fabre, Claude, 1951

ISBN 
9780511789724 

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