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Published: 27 April 2006

400 Pages | 175 line drawings


ISBN: 9780198566731

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Quantum Optics

An Introduction

Mark Fox

Oxford Master Series in Physics

  • Solutions manual available on request from the publisher's website.
  • Modern text on quantum optics for advanced undergraduate students
  • Explanations based primarily on intuitive physical understanding rather than mathematical derivations.
  • Strong emphasis on experimental demonstrations of quantum optical phenomena, in both atomic and condensed matter physics.
  • Broad scope of topics encompassing photon statistics, Hanbury Brown-Twiss experiments, squeezed light, Rabi oscillations, cavity QED, laser cooling, Bose-Einstein condensation, quantum information processing, quantum cryptography, quantum computing, entangled states, quantum teleportation.
  • Numerous worked examples included, together with 10-15 exercises per chapter.
  • Background chapters provided covering prior knowledge that has been assumed in revision format.
  • Six appendices included to supplement the main text.