An Introduction to Quantum Optics Photon and Biphoton Physics
This book offers a complete revision for its introduction to the quantum theory of light, including notable developments as well as improvements in presentation of basic theory and concepts, with continued emphasis on experimental aspects. The author provides a thorough overview on basic methods of classical and quantum mechanical measurements in quantum optics, enabling readers to analyze, summarize, and resolve quantum optical problems. The broad coverage of concepts and tools and its practical, experimental emphasis set it apart from other available resources. New discussions of timely topics such as the concept of the photon and distinguishability bring the entire contents up to date.
- Provides a complete update of a classic textbook for the field.
- Features many new topics, including optical coherence, coherent and incoherent imaging, turbulence-free interferometry.
- Includes new chapters for intensity fluctuation correlation and thermal light ghost imaging, and biphoton imaging.
- Offers a complete overhaul of the introductory theory to give a more coherent and thorough treatment.
- Expands on discussions of optical tests of quantum theory, Popper’s experiment, Einstein’s locality questions, and the delayed choice quantum eraser.
1. Electromagnetic wave theory and measurement of light 2. Quantum theory of light: field quantization and photon 3. Quantum theory of light: the state of quantized field and photon 4. Measurement of quantized field and photon 5. Coherent and incoherent radiation 6. Diffraction and imaging 7. First-order coherence of light 8. Second-order coherence-correlation of light 9. Quantum Entanglement 10. Two-photon Interferometry I: Biphoton interference 11. Two-photon interferometry II: two-photon interference of thermal field 12. Quantum Imaging 13. Homodyne detection and heterodyne detection of light 14. Optical Tests of Foundations of Quantum Theory