Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence: Selected Papers and Lectures

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John Wiley & Sons, 27.02.2007 - 656 Seiten
A summary of the pioneering work of Glauber in the field of optical coherence phenomena and photon statistics, this book describes the fundamental ideas of modern quantum optics and photonics in a tutorial style. It is thus not only intended as a reference for researchers in the field, but also to give graduate students an insight into the basic theories of the field.
Written by the Nobel Laureate himself, the concepts described in this book have formed the basis for three further Nobel Prizes in Physics within the last decade.
 

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Inhalt

1 The Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence
1
2 Optical Coherence and Photon Statistics
23
3 Correlation Functions for Coherent Fields
183
4 Density Operators for Coherent Fields
197
5 Classical Behavior of Systems of Quantum Oscillators
217
6 Quantum Theory of Parametric Amplification I
221
7 Quantum Theory of Parametric Amplification II
263
8 Photon Statistics
287
10 Density Operators and Quasiprobability Distributions
383
11 Coherence and Quantum Detection
425
12 Quantum Theory of Coherence
463
13 The Initiation of Superfluorescence
531
14 Amplifiers Attenuators and Schrödingers Cat
537
15 The Quantum Mechanics of Trapped Wavepackets
577
16 Density Operators for Fermions
595
Index
633

9 Ordered Expansions in Boson Amplitude Operators
331

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Über den Autor (2007)

Roy J. Glauber, born 1925 in New York City, was a student in the 1941 graduating class at the Bronx High School of Science. He worked on the Manhattan Project for two years before obtaining his bachelor's degree and then went on to obtain a Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he is now the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics while also being an Adjunct Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. Professor Glauber was awarded the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence", together with John L. Hall and Theodor W. Hansch. His groundbreaking research on optical coherence was published in 1963. The most famous contribution of Professor Glauber to physics is the notion and mathematics behind coherent states.

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