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Quantum Optics and the Spectroscopy of Solids : Concepts and Advances - T. Hakiogammalu

Quantum Optics and the Spectroscopy of Solids

Concepts and Advances

By: T. Hakiogammalu (Editor), Alexander S. Shumovsky (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1997
ISBN: 9780792344148
Number Of Pages: 252

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Remarkable recent progress in quantum optics has given rise to extremely precise quantum measurements that are used in the research into the fundamentals of quantum physics, and in different branches of physics such as optical spectroscopy. This progress stimulates new technologies in the field of optical communications, optical computation and information systems.
This state-of-the-art volume presents work from a Summer School on Advances in Quantum Optics and Spectroscopy of Solids, held in Ankara, Turkey, in 1995. The various contributions written by leading scientists in the field cover a wide range of subjects in this exciting area of physics, and report new and important results and ideas.
Topics dealt with include the interaction of quantum light with trapped atoms and condensed matter; quantum tomography and phase analysis; and many applications of quantum optics from mesoscopic physics to correlation spectroscopy of non-classical states, which are of major importance in understanding the nature of collective excitations in solids.
Audience: This book will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers whose work involves quantum optics, solid state spectroscopy and its applications.

Preface
Biography of Prof. A. O. Barut
Aspects of Local-Field Electrodynamics in Condensed Matterp. 1
Persistent Current and Persistent Charge in Nanostructuresp. 45
Quantum Optics and Solid State Spectroscopyp. 57
Laser-Experiments with Single Atoms in Cavities and Trapsp. 69
Dressed States in Atoms and in Excitonsp. 99
Electron Coherence in Quantum Well Intersubband Transitionsp. 111
Interaction of Two-Level Atomic System with a Single-Mode Radiation Fieldp. 121
Quantum Estimation Theory and Optical Detectionp. 139
Measuring Quantum Statesp. 175
Optical Tomography and Macroscopic Coherencep. 203
Harmonic Oscillator States in Finite Dimensional Hilbert Spacep. 225
Optical Spectroscopy of Microcavitiesp. 237
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780792344148
ISBN-10: 0792344146
Series: Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 31st January 1997
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.56