This third edition, like its two predecessors, provides a detailed account of the basic theory needed to understand the properties of light and its interactions with atoms, in particular the many nonclassical effects that have now been observed in quantumoptical experiments. The earlier chapters describe the quantum mechanics of various optical processes, leading from the classical representation of the electromagnetic field to the quantum theory of light. The later chapters develop the theoretical descriptions of some of the key experiments in quantum optics. Over half of the material in this third edition is new. It includes topics that have come into prominence over the last two decades, such as the beamsplitter theory, squeezed light, twophoton interference, balanced homodyne detection, travellingwave attenuation and amplification, quantum jumps, and the ranges of nonliner optical processes important in the generation of nonclassical light. 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 intensify the understanding of the material presented.
About Rodney Loudon
Rodney Loudon, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Department of Electronic Systems Engineering, University of EssexDetails Book
Author  :  Rodney Loudon 
Publisher  :  Oxford University Press 
Data Published  :  07 September 2000 
ISBN  :  0198501773 
EAN  :  9780198501770 
Format Book  :  PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT 
Number of Pages  :  448 pages 
Age +  :  18 years 
Language  :  English 
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