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Lectures on Light: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics using the Density Matrix

Stephen C. Rand

Abstract

This book bridges the gap between introductory quantum mechanics and the research front of modern optics and scientific fields that make use of light. While suitable as a reference for the specialist in quantum optics, it also targets non-specialists from other disciplines who need to understand light and its uses in research. It introduces a single analytic tool, the density matrix, to analyze complex optical phenomena encountered in traditional as well as cross-disciplinary research. It moves swiftly in a tight sequence from elementary to sophisticated topics in quantum optics, including opt ... More

Keywords: quantum optics, density matrix, laser cooling, electromagnetically induced transparency, four-wave mixing, coherent states, squeezed light, quantum electrodynamics, optical tweezers, coherent population transfer, dephasing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198757450
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757450.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen C. Rand, author
Director for Dynamic Magneto-optics, University of Michigan, USA