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Author Paul, Harry, 1931-
Uniform Title Photonen. English
Title Introduction to quantum optics [electronic resource] : from light quanta to quantum teleportation / Harry Paul ; translated from German by Igor Jex.
Publication Info. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 241 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-239) and index.
Note Translated from the German.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Historical milestones; 3 Basics of the classical description of light; 4 Quantum mechanical understanding of light; 5 Light detectors; 6 Spontaneous emission; 7 Interference; 8 Photon statistics; 9 Squeezed light; 10 Measuring distribution functions; 11 Optical Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen experiments; 12 Quantum cryptography; 13 Quantum teleportation; 14 Summarizing what we know about the photon; 15 Appendix. Mathematical description; References; Index.
Summary This textbook provides a physical understanding of what photons are and of their properties and applications. Special emphasis is made in the text to entangled photon pairs which exhibit quantum mechanical correlations over manifestly macroscopic distances. Such photon pairs make possible such exciting techniques as teleportation and quantum cryptography.
Subject Photons.
Related To Print version: Paul, Harry, 1931- Photonen. English. Introduction to quantum optics. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004 9780521835633 (DLC) 2003062729 (OCoLC)53186617
Standard No. 171138810 568713669 695038238
ISBN 0521835631
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