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Methods in Theoretical Quantum Optics
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Methods in Theoretical Quantum Optics

Stephen Barnett and Paul Radmore

Abstract

This book provides a firm grounding in those techniques needed to derive analytic solutions to relevant model problems. The book begins with a brief review of the mathematical foundations of quantum theory, especially those relevant to the description of atoms and optical fields and their coherent interactions. The following chapters treat the operators and states required, the rules for manipulating these, and the techniques commonly employed for calculating their statistical properties. A chapter is devoted to the important topic of dissipative processes and to the effects that these have on ... More

Keywords: quantum optics, mathematical foundations, coherent interactions, states and operators, statistical properties, dissipative processes, dressed states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198563617
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198563617.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Barnett, author

Paul Radmore, author