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Optical coherence and quantum optics

Author: Leonard Mandel; Emil Wolf
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
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This book presents a systematic account of optical coherence theory within the framework of classical optics.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Mandel; Emil Wolf
ISBN: 0521417112 9780521417112
OCLC Number: 29564330
Description: xxvi, 1166 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Elements of probability theory --
2. Random (or stochastic) processes --
3. Some useful mathematical techniques --
4. Second-order coherence theory of scalar wavefields --
5. Radiation from sources of any state of coherence --
6. Second-order coherence theory of vector electromagnetic fields --
7. Some applications of second-order coherence theory --
8. Higher-order correlations in optical fields --
9. Semiclassical theory of photoelectric detection of light --
10. Quantization of the free electromagnetic field --
11. Coherent states of the electromagnetic field --
12. Quantum correlations and photon statistics --
13. Radiation from thermal equilibrium sources --
Quantum theory of photoelectric detection of light --
15. Interaction between light and a two-level atom --
16. Collective atomic interactions --
17. Some general techniques for treating interacting systems --
18. the single-mode laser --
19. The two-mode ring laser --
20. The linear light amplifier --
21. Squeezed states of light --
22. Some quantum effects in nonlinear optics.
Responsibility: Leonard Mandel and Emil Wolf.
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"...a superb monograph...The scholarship of the authors is truly impressive. The technical issues are presented in a balanced and clear way and the discussion is easily accessible...Mandel and Wolf Read more...

 
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