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Lectures on Light: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics using the Density Matrix

Stephen Rand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574872
eISBN:
9780191722219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574872.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book attempts to bridge the enormous gap between introductory quantum mechanics and the research front of modern optics and scientific fields that make use of light in one step. Hence, while it ... More


The Theory of Open Quantum Systems

Heinz-Peter Breuer and Francesco Petruccione

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199213900
eISBN:
9780191706349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213900.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book treats the central physical concepts and mathematical techniques used to investigate the dynamics of open quantum systems. To provide a self-contained presentation, the text begins with a ... More


QUANTUM DESCRIPTION OF LIGHT

Alexey V. Kavokin and Jeremy J. Baumberg

in Microcavities

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199228942
eISBN:
9780191711190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228942.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter presents the basic principles of quantum optics. It starts from recalling the main elements of quantum mechanics in Heisenberg and Schroedinger interpretations, then the creation and ... More


Methods in Theoretical Quantum Optics

Stephen Barnett and Paul Radmore

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198563617
eISBN:
9780191714245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198563617.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book provides a firm grounding in those techniques needed to derive analytic solutions to relevant model problems. The book begins with a brief review of the mathematical foundations of quantum ... More


Quantum computation with trapped ions and atoms

F. Rohde and J. Eschner

in Ultracold Gases and Quantum Information: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School in Singapore: Volume 91, July 2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603657
eISBN:
9780191729515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603657.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reviews the basic experimental techniques which enable quantum information processing (QIP) with trapped ions and, more briefly, with trapped atoms. In particular, it is explained how ... More


Hanbury Brown and Twiss, Hong Ou and Mandel effects and other landmarks in quantum optics: from photons to atoms

Alain Aspect

in Current Trends in Atomic Physics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198837190
eISBN:
9780191873973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837190.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The second quantum revolution is based on the concept of entanglement and the ability to observe and manipulate individual quantum objects. This notion was prompted by celebrated quantum optics ... More


Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Jagdish Mehra and Kimball Milton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Julian Schwinger was one of the leading theoretical physicists of the 20th century. His contributions are as important, and as pervasive, as those of Richard Feynman, with whom he shared the 1965 ... More


Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

Claude Fabre, Vahid Sandoghdar, Nicolas Treps, and Leticia F. Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198768609
eISBN:
9780191822353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768609.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Over the last few decades, the quantum aspects of light have been explored and major progress has been made in understanding the specific quantum aspects of the interaction between light and matter. ... More


Quantum optics with diamond color centers coupled to nanophotonic devices

Alp Sipahigil and Mikhail D. Lukin

in Current Trends in Atomic Physics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198837190
eISBN:
9780191873973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837190.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Chapter 1 reviews recent advances towards the realization of quantum networks based on atom-like solid-state quantum emitters coupled to nanophotonic devices. Specifically, focus is on experiments ... More


Quantum optics and cavity QED with quantum dots in photonic crystals

Jelena Vučković

in Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198768609
eISBN:
9780191822353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768609.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Quantum dots in optical nanocavities are interesting as a test-bed for fundamental studies of light–matter interaction (cavity quantum electrodynamics, QED), as well as an integrated platform for ... More


Matter-wave physics with nanoparticles and biomolecules

Christian Brand, Sandra Eibenberger, Ugur Sezer, and Markus Arndt

in Current Trends in Atomic Physics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198837190
eISBN:
9780191873973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837190.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The chapter discusses advances in matter-wave optics with complex molecules, generalizing Young’s double slit to high masses. The quantum wave-particle duality is visualized by monitoring the arrival ... More


Schrödinger cat states in circuit QED

Steven M. Girvin

in Current Trends in Atomic Physics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198837190
eISBN:
9780191873973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837190.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Circuit quantum electrodynamics (‘circuit QED’) describes the quantum mechanics and quantum optics of superconducting electrical circuits operating in the microwave regime near absolute zero ... More


An Introduction to Quantum Optics and Quantum Fluctuations

Peter W. Milonni

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780199215614
eISBN:
9780191868689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199215614.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This book is an introduction to quantum optics for students who have studied electromagnetism and quantum mechanics at an advanced undergraduate or graduate level. It provides detailed expositions of ... More


Quantum measurements: a modern view for quantum optics experimentalists

Aephraim M. Steinberg

in Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198768609
eISBN:
9780191822353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768609.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter introduces the theory and practice of various approaches to measuring quantum systems, focusing on quantum-optical settings, including monitored spontaneous emission, the quantum eraser, ... More


Early History and Fundamentals of Optomechanics

Antoine Heidmann and Pierre-Francois Cohadon

in Quantum Optomechanics and Nanomechanics: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 105, August 2015

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198828143
eISBN:
9780191866920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828143.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

In its simplest form, optomechanics amounts to two complementary coupling effects: mechanical motion changes the path followed by light, but light (through radiation pressure) can drive the ... More


Real-time feedback control of quantum optical input-output systems

H. Mabuchi

in Quantum Machines: Measurement and Control of Engineered Quantum Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 96, July 2011

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199681181
eISBN:
9780191761454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681181.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses a novel aspect of quantum control, namely quantum feedback. It explains the crucial distinction between measurement-based feedback and autonomous feedback. In the former, a ... More


Lectures on Light: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics using the Density Matrix

Stephen C. Rand

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198757450
eISBN:
9780191817830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757450.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book bridges the gap between introductory quantum mechanics and the research front of modern optics and scientific fields that make use of light. While suitable as a reference for the specialist ... More


Quantum description of light

Alexey V. Kavokin, Jeremy J. Baumberg, Guillaume Malpuech, and Fabrice P. Laussy

in Microcavities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198782995
eISBN:
9780191826221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782995.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

In this chapter we present a selection of important issues, concepts and tools of quantum mechanics, which we investigate up to the level of details required for the rest of the exposition, ... More


Helium

Massimo Inguscio and Leonardo Fallani

in Atomic Physics: Precise Measurements and Ultracold Matter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780198525844
eISBN:
9780191780059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525844.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter starts with the spectrum of helium, which has qualitatively different properties from hydrogen and alkali atoms, owing to the presence of two electrons. It discuses important ... More


Quantum Optomechanics and Nanomechanics: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 105, August 2015

Pierre-François Cohadon, Jack Harris, Florian Marquardt, and Leticia Cugliandolo (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198828143
eISBN:
9780191866920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828143.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The Les Houches Summer School 2015 covered the emerging fields of cavity optomechanics and quantum nanomechanics. Optomechanics is flourishing and its concepts and techniques are now applied to a ... More


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