Chapter 1. The Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence

  1. Roy J. Glauber

Published Online: 19 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610075.ch1

Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence: Selected Papers and Lectures

Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence: Selected Papers and Lectures

How to Cite

Glauber, R. J. (2006) The Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence, in Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence: Selected Papers and Lectures, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610075.ch1

Author Information

  1. Lyman Laboratory, Harvard University Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

  1. Reprinted with permission from R. J. Glauber, Phys. Rev. 130, 2529–2539 (1963). Copyright 2006 by the American Physical Society.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406876

Online ISBN: 9783527610075

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Keywords:

  • quantum theory;
  • optical coherence;
  • field theory;
  • field correlations;
  • coherence;
  • polarization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Elements of Field Theory

  • Field Correlations

  • Coherence

  • Coherence and Polarization

  • Appendix

  • References