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The quantum theory of light

Author: Rodney Loudon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Oxford science publications.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"The book is written as a textbook, with the treatment as a whole appropriate for graduate or postgraduate students, while earlier chapters are also suitable for final-year undergraduates. Over 100 problems help to reinforce the understanding of the material presented."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rodney Loudon
ISBN: 0198501773 9780198501770 0198501765 9780198501763
OCLC Number: 44602993
Description: ix, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The photon --
1. Planck's radiation law and the Einstein coefficients --
2. Quantum mechanics of the atom-radiation interaction --
3. Classical theory of optical fluctuations and coherence --
4. Quantization of the radiation field --
5. Single-mode quantum optics --
6. Multimode and continuous-mode quantum optics --
7. Optical generation, attenuation and amplification --
8. Resonance fluorescence and light scattering --
9. Nonlinear quantum optics.
Series Title: Oxford science publications.
Responsibility: Rodney Loudon.
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Provides an introduction to quantum optics, the study of optical effects that cannot be explained by classical theory. This book's main concern is the theoretical background to the key experiments in  Read more...

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... written as a graduate-level textbook ... over 100 problems help to reinforce the understanding of the material presented. Zentralblatt MATH

 
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