A Guide to Experiments in Quantum Optics, Second Edition
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Editor(s): Hans-A. Bachor, Timothy C. Ralph
Published Online: 20 MAR 2008
Print ISBN: 9783527403936
Online ISBN: 9783527619238
About this Book
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.