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Theory of Nonclassical States of Light

1st Edition

Edited by V.V. Dodonov, V.I. Man'ko

CRC Press

384 pages

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Description

The term 'nonclassical states' refers to the quantum states that cannot be produced in the usual sources of light, such as lasers or lamps, rather than those requiring more sophisticated apparatus for their production. Theory of Non-classical States of Light describes the current status of the theory of nonclassical states of light including many new and important results as well as introductory material and the history of the subject. The authors concentrate on the most important types of nonclassical states, namely squeezed, even/odd ('Schrodinger cat') and binomial states, including their generalizations. However, a review of other types of nonclassical is also given in the introduction, and methods for generating nonclassical states on various processes of light-matter interaction, their phase-space description, and the time evolution of nonclassical states in these processes is presented in separate chapters.

This contributed volume contains all of the necessary formulae and references required to gain a good understanding of the principles and current status of the field. It will provide a valuable information resource for advanced students and researchers in quantum physics.

Table of Contents

'Nonclassical' States in Quantum Physics: Brief Historical Review. Squeezed States. Parametric Excitation and Generation of Nonclassical States in Linear Media. Even and Odd Coherent States and Tomographic Representation of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Optics. The Binormial States of Light. Nonclassical States in Kerr Media. From the Jaynes-Cummings Model to Collective Interactions.

About the Editors

V. V. Dodonov , V. I. Man'ko

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics