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Published: 11 April 2013

616 Pages | 228 figures - 156 b+w line drawings and 72 b+w halftones


ISBN: 9780199680313

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Chapter 1

Exploring the Quantum

Atoms, Cavities, and Photons

Serge Haroche and Jean-Michel Raimond

Oxford Graduate Texts

  • Author Serge Haroche winner of Nobel Prize in Physics 2012
  • An introduction to quantum optics for quantum information scientists
  • A comprehensive description of the physics of open quantum systems
  • Direct demonstrations of quantum concepts, providing illustrations for teaching quantum physics and giving ideas for problem sets at an advanced level
  • Useful to readers who are new to the conceptual aspects of the quantum world
  • A unified presentation of different subfields of quantum optics: cavity QED, ion traps, and cold atoms in optical lattices

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