Chapter 4. Density Operators for Coherent Fields

  1. Roy J. Glauber

Published Online: 19 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610075.ch4

Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence: Selected Papers and Lectures

Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence: Selected Papers and Lectures

How to Cite

Glauber, R. J. (2007) Density Operators for Coherent Fields, in Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence: Selected Papers and Lectures, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610075.ch4

Author Information

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

  1. Reprinted with permission from U. M. Titulaer, R. J. Glauber, Phys. Rev. 145, 1041–1050 (1966). 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;
  • density operators;
  • coherent fields;
  • density operator;
  • annihilation operator Eigenstates

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Evaluation of the Density Operator

  • Fully Coherent Fields

  • Unique Properties of the Annihilation Operator Eigenstates

  • References