Based on a special ONR seminar, Photons and Quantum Fluctuations draws together discoveries in nonclassical or "silent" light for research workers and postgraduates in quantum optics. With nonclassical light, noise is reduced in amplitude below that expected by previous applications of the uncertainty principles. Historians of science who wish to ponder the philosophical implications of these developments may also find this a useful volume.
Nonclassical light (H P Yuen). Single-atom oscillators (H Walther). Photodetection and photostatistics (M Le Berre). Nonclassical photon interference effects (C K Hong, Z Y Ou and L Mandel). Photons and approximate localizability (E R Pike and S Sarkar). Quantum noise reduction on twin laser beams (E Giacobino, C Fabre, S Reynaud, A Heidmann and R Horowicz). Nonclassical effects in parametric downconversion (J G Rarity and P R Tapster). Moving mirrors and nonclassical light (S Sarkar). Propagation of nonclassical light (I Abram). Models for phase-insensitive linear quantum amplifiers (G Mander, R Loudon and T J Shepherd). Quasiprobabilities based on squeezed states (F Haake and M Wilkens). Index.).