Quantum Optics: Including Noise Reduction, Trapped Ions, Quantum Trajectories, and Decoherence

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Springer, Apr 18, 2016 - Science - 485 pages
This new edition gives a unique and broad coverage of basic laser-related phenomena that allow graduate students, scientists and engineers to carry out research in quantum optics and laser physics. It covers quantization of the electromagnetic field, quantum theory of coherence, atom-field interaction models, resonance fluorescence, quantum theory of damping, laser theory using both the master equation and the Langevin theory, the correlated emission laser, input-output theory with applications to non-linear optics, quantum trajectories, quantum non-demolition measurements and generation of non-classical vibrational states of ions in a Paul trap. In this third edition, there is an enlarged chapter on trapped ions, as well as new sections on quantum computing and quantum bits with applications. There is also additional material included for quantum processing and entanglement. These topics are presented in a unified and didactic manner, each chapter is accompanied by specific problems and hints to solutions to deepen the knowledge.
 

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Contents

1 Einsteins Theory of AtomRadiation Interaction
1
Semiclassical Approach
13
3 Quantization of the Electromagnetic Field
24
4 States of the Electromagnetic Field I
35
5 States of the Electromagnetic Field II
47
6 Quantum Theory of Coherence
61
7 Phase Space Description
85
8 AtomField Interaction
99
19 Trapped Ions
329
20 Decoherence
355
21 Quantum Bits Entanglement and Applications
374
22 Quantum Correlations
401
23 Quantum Cloning and Processing
409
A Operator Relations
424
B The Method of Characteristics
429
C Proof
433

9 SystemReservoir Interactions
115
10 Resonance Fluorescence
139
Master Equation Approach
157
Langevin Approach
183
13 Quantum Noise Reduction 1
199
14 Quantum Noise Reduction 2
211
15 Quantum Phase
230
16 Quantum Trajectories
249
17 Atom Optics
281
18 Measurements Quantum Limits and All That
299
D Stochastic Processes in a Nutshell
435
E Derivation of the Homodyne Stochastic Schrödinger Differential Equation
457
F Fluctuations
461
Applicationsof the POVM Formalism
463
H The NoCloning Theorem
468
I The Universal Quantum Cloning Machine
469
J Hints to Solve the Problems
475
Index
481
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Prof. Dr. Miguel Orszag
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Facultad de Física
Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860
Macul, Santiago
Chile
morszag@fis.puc.cl

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