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Introduction to Quantum Optics

Introduction to Quantum Optics
From Light Quanta to Quantum Teleportation

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  • Author: Harry Paul, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Translator: Igor Jex, FNSPE Czech Technical University of Prague
  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521835633

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  • The purpose of this book is to provide a physical understanding of photons and their properties and applications. Special emphasis is given in the text to photon pairs produced in spontaneous parametric, down-conversion, which exhibit intrinsically quantum mechanical correlations, known as entanglement, and which extend over manifestly macroscopic distances. Such photon pairs are well suited to the physical realization of Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky type experiments, and also make possible such exciting techniques as quantum cryptography and teleportation.

    • First edition in English, with significant new material on the Franson experiment and quantum teleportation
    • Describes relevant experiments and elucidates the physical ideas behind them
    • Extensive explanations are used in preference to technical formulae
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    • Date Published: June 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521835633
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 37 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Historical milestones
    3. Basics of the classical description of light
    4. Quantum mechanical understanding of light
    5. Light detectors
    6. Spontaneous emission
    7. Interference
    8. Photon statistics
    9. Squeezed light
    10. Measuring distribution functions
    11. Optical Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen experiments
    12. Quantum cryptography
    13. Quantum teleportation
    14. Summary: what do we know about the photon?
    Appendix: mathematical description
    References
    Index.

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    Harry Paul, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    Translator

    Igor Jex, FNSPE Czech Technical University of Prague

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