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A Guide to Experiments in Quantum Optics, 3rd Edition


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A Guide to Experiments in Quantum Optics, 3rd Edition

Hans-A. Bachor, Timothy C. Ralph

ISBN: 978-3-527-69580-5 August 2019 500 Pages


Provides fully updated coverage of new experiments in quantum optics

This fully revised and expanded edition of a well-established textbook on experiments on quantum optics covers new concepts, results, procedures, and developments in state-of-the-art experiments. It starts with the basic building blocks and ideas of quantum optics, then moves on to detailed procedures and new techniques for each experiment. Focusing on metrology, communications, and quantum logic, this new edition also places more emphasis on single photon technology and hybrid detection. In addition, it offers end-of-chapter summaries and full problem sets throughout.

Beginning with an introduction to the subject, A Guide to Experiments in Quantum Optics, 3rd Edition presents readers with chapters on classical models of light, photons, quantum models of light, as well as basic optical components. It goes on to give readers full coverage of lasers and amplifiers, and examines numerous photodetection techniques being used today. Other chapters examine quantum noise, squeezing experiments, the application of squeezed light, and fundamental tests of quantum mechanics. The book finishes with a section on quantum information before summarizing of the contents and offering an outlook on the future of the field.

-Provides all new updates to the field of quantum optics, covering the building blocks, models and concepts, latest results, detailed procedures, and modern experiments
-Places emphasis on three major goals: metrology, communications, and quantum logic
-Presents fundamental tests of quantum mechanics (Schrodinger Kitten, multimode entanglement, photon systems as quantum emulators), and introduces the density function
-Includes new trends and technologies in quantum optics and photodetection, new results in sensing and metrology, and more coverage of quantum gates and logic, cluster states, waveguides for multimodes, discord and other quantum measures, and quantum control
-Offers end of chapter summaries and problem sets as new features

A Guide to Experiments in Quantum Optics, 3rd Edition is an ideal book for professionals, and graduate and upper level students in physics and engineering science.
Classical Models of Light
Quantum Models of Light
Basic Optical Components
Lasers and Amplifiers
Photodetection Techniques
Quantum Noise
Squeezing Experiments
Applications of Squeezed Light
Quantum Nondemolition Measurements
Fundamental Tests of Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Information
Summary and Outlook