A Group-Theoretical Approach to Quantum Optics: Models of Atom-Field Interactions

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 2, 2009 - Science - 322 pages
Written by major contributors to the field who are well known within the community, this is the first comprehensive summary of the many results generated by this approach to quantum optics to date. As such, the book analyses selected topics of quantum optics, focusing on atom-field interactions from a group-theoretical perspective, while discussing the principal quantum optics models using algebraic language. The overall result is a clear demonstration of the advantages of applying algebraic methods to quantum optics problems, illustrated by a number of end-of-chapter problems.
An invaluable source for atomic physicists, graduates and students in physics.
 

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Contents

Quantized Electromagnetic Field
45
Models of AtomField Interactions
71
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83
Collective Interactions
113
Atomic Systems in a Strong Quantum Field
143
Quantum Systems Beyond the Rotating Wave Approximation
189
Models with Dissipation
217
Quasidistributions in Quantum Optics
237
Appendices
279
References
315
Index
321
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A.B.Klimov is a professor at the Department of Physics, University of Guadalajara, Mexico. Professor Klimov obtained his academic degrees from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1991, and worked at the Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, and at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) before accepting his present appointment at the University of Guadalajara. Professor Klimov is the author of over 100 scientific publications, including two book chapters.

S.M.Chumakov is a physics professor at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He received his PhD degree in theoretical and mathematical physics from the Lebedev Physical Institute, Academy of Science of the USSR, Moscow, in 1986. Professor Chumakov worked at the Central Bureau for Design of Unique Devices, Moscow, and at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) before starting his present appointment at the University of Guadalajara in 1998. He has authored over 80 scientific publications, including two book chapters.

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