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The Quantum Phase Operator

A Review, 1st Edition

Edited by Stephen M. Barnett, John A. Vaccaro

CRC Press

504 pages

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Describing the phase of an electromagnetic field mode or harmonic oscillator has been an obstacle since the early days of modern quantum theory. The quantum phase operator was even more problematic with the invention of the maser and laser in the 1950s and 1960s. This problem was not solved until the Pegg-Barnett formalism was developed in the 1980

Table of Contents

Precursors. The Phase Operator. Mathematical Elaborations. Phase Dynamics and Uncertainties. Theory of Phase Measurement. Experimental Demonstrations. Time.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI053000
SCIENCE / Optics
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
SCI057000
SCIENCE / Quantum Theory
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics