## Find a copy online

### Links to this item

## Find a copy in the library

Finding libraries that hold this item...

## Details

Genre/Form: | Electronic books Textbooks |
---|---|

Additional Physical Format: | Print version: Agarwal, G.S. (Girish S.), 1946- Quantum optics. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012 (DLC) 2012025069 (OCoLC)794037195 |

Material Type: | Document, Internet resource |

Document Type: | Internet Resource, Computer File |

All Authors / Contributors: |
G S Agarwal |

ISBN: | 9781139776332 1139776339 9781139035170 1139035177 9781139782364 1139782363 9781139779371 1139779370 |

OCLC Number: | 817224926 |

Description: | 1 online resource |

Contents: | Machine generated contents note: 1. Quantized electromagnetic field and coherent state representations; 2. Nonclassicality of radiation fields; 3. Two mode squeezed states and quantum entanglement; 4. Non-Gaussian nonclassical states; 5. Optical interferometry with single photons and nonclassical light; 6. Polarization and orbital angular momentum of quantum fields; 7. Absorption, emission, and scattering of radiation; 8. Partial coherence in multimode quantum fields; 9. Open quantum systems; 10. Amplification and attenuation of quantum fields; 11. Quantum coherence, interference and squeezing in two-level systems; 12. Cavity quantum electrodynamics; 13. Absorption, emission and scattering from two-level atoms; 14. Quantum interference and entanglement in radiating systems; 15. Near-field radiative effects; 16. Decoherence and disentanglement in two-level systems; 17. Coherent control of the optical properties; 18. Dispersion management and ultra-slow light; 19. Single photons and nonclassical light in integrated structures; 20. Quantum optical effects in nano mechanical systems; Index. |

Responsibility: | Girish S. Agarwal. |

More information: |

### Abstract:

## Reviews

*Editorial reviews*

Publisher Synopsis

'The reader will find this book to be an excellent, modern review of the field of quantum optics and its applications. It is written for graduate students with a strong background in quantum mechanics and classical electrodynamics. If you studied quantum optics more than a decade ago, it is a must-read to refresh your knowledge of this rapidly advancing field. Early on, the author presents quantized radiation fields and later moves to the interactions of radiation and matter. Its value as a textbook is enhanced by the inclusion of exercises and solutions, references and an index. The inexperienced reader may find the concise exposition somewhat daunting, but those with more advanced knowledge will find exciting modern developments that can be incorporated into new devices and techniques.' Barry R. Masters, Optics and Photonics News (osa-opn.org) 'The amount of material the author covers is breathtaking. There is hardly any subject in modern quantum optics that is not covered in this book. His language is clear and precise, and the text is enriched with many figures and graphs of good quality. Working through this book will be the ideal preparation to start with a research project in the field. For experimental physicists who hope to get a better theoretical understanding of their laboratory work, this book will definitely be a challenge (though certainly not of the kind that cannot be mastered). I recommend it to anyone with a serious interest in one of the most fascinating branches of modern physics.' Thomas Peters, Contemporary Physics "The reader will find this book to be an excellent, modern review of the field of quantum optics and its applications. It is written for graduate students with a strong background in quantum mechanics and classical electrodynamics. If you studied quantum optics more than a decade ago, it is a must-read to refresh your knowledge of this rapidly advancing field. Early on, the author presents quantized radiation fields and later moves to the interactions of radiation and matter. Its value as a textbook is enhanced by the inclusion of exercises and solutions, references and an index. The inexperienced reader may find the concise exposition somewhat daunting, but those with more advanced knowledge will find exciting modern developments that can be incorporated into new devices and techniques." Barry R. Masters, Fellow of AAAS, OSA and SPIE for Optics & Photonics News "The amount of material the author covers is breathtaking. There is hardly any subject in modern quantum optics that is not covered in this book. His language is clear and precise, and the text is enriched with many figures and graphs of good quality. Working through this book will be the ideal preparation to start with a research project in the field. For experimental physicists who hope to get a better theoretical understanding of their laboratory work, this book will definitely be a challenge (though certainly not of the kind that cannot be mastered). I recommend it to anyone with a serious interest in one of the most fascinating branches of modern physics." Thomas Peters, University of Zurich for Contemporary Physics Read more...

*User-contributed reviews*