A Guide to Experiments in Quantum Optics

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This revised and broadened second edition provides readers with an insight into this fascinating world and future technology in quantum optics. Alongside classical and quantum-mechanical models, the authors focus on important and current experimental techniques in quantum optics to provide an understanding of light, photons and laserbeams. In a comprehensible and lucid style, the book conveys the theoretical background indispensable for an understanding of actual experiments using photons. It covers basic modern optical components and procedures in detail, leading to experiments such as the generation of squeezed and entangled laserbeams, the test and applications of the quantum properties of single photons, and the use of light for quantum information experiments.


Classical models of light
Photons - The motivation to go beyond classical optics
Quantum models of light
Basic optical components
Lasers and amplifiers
Photodetection techniques
Quantum noise: Basic measurements and techniques
Squeezing experiments
Application of quantum optics
Quantum non-demolition measurements
Fundamental tests of quantum mechanics
Quantum information


Hans-A. Bachor received his degrees in physics from the Universität Hannover, Germany. Since 1981 he has worked and taught at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia where he is now Professor and Director of the Australian Centre of Excellence in Quantum-Atom Optics. The focus of his work are experiments with nonclassical light.
Timothy C. Ralph graduated from Macquarie University, Australia and received his PhD from the Australian National University. He is presently Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He is also scientific manager for the Queensland node of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology. The focus of his work is quantum information in optics.


"...I find it extremely useful and timely, for all the people who have received a solid education in classical optics and who feel the need to understand "what's going on" in quantum optics, what means "below the standard quantum limit" etc... I like very much your approach of starting from experimental schemes. One of the great qualities of this book is that it is "self-contained": the theoretical tools necessary to understand the experiments are given in a concise and useful way. I will recommend it to those of my students who look for an "hands on" introduction to quantum optics." Alain Aspect, Ecole Polytechnique, Orsay, France From the first Edition: "Compared to other books on this topic starting with theoretical background the stress here is put on the actual experiments and the underlying physics is explained in the intuitive way." V. Burjan jun (Praha) Zentralblatt fur Mathematik, 27/2000 "The book focuses on a series of quantum optics experiments and what can be learnt from them. It provides a practical background in opto-electronics." ASLIB Book Guide, Vol. 63, No. 11, 1998 This particular book therefore comes as a somewhat refreshing change. Indeed it satisfies a need for a book which describes actual experiments with their limitations and at the same time providing accessible theoretical explanation. ... I certainly recommend postgraduate students in quantum optics to obtain access to this book. D. T. Pegg, Griffith University Australian & New Zealand Physicist, Vol. 35, Number 4, 1998
EAN: 9783527403936
ISBN: 3527403930
Untertitel: 2. , überarbeitete und erg. Auflage 2003. Mit Abbildungen.
Verlag: Wiley VCH Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2004
Seitenanzahl: XIII
Format: kartoniert
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