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Quantum Squeezing : Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics - Peter D. Drummond

Quantum Squeezing

Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics

By: Peter D. Drummond (Editor), Zbigniew Ficek (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th November 2003
ISBN: 9783540659891
Number Of Pages: 372

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The concept of squeezing is intimately related to the idea of vacuum fluctu- ations, once thought to place an absolute limit to the accuracy of measure- ment. However, vacuum fluctuations are not unchangeable. By recognizing that these quantum fluctuations always occur in two complementary observ- ables, physicists have been able to make an intriguing trade-off. Reduced fluctuations in one variable can be realized - at the expense of increased fluctuations in another, according to Heisenberg. This Heisenberg 'horse-trade' - originally predicted by theorists - was first accomplished experimentally by R. Slusher in 1985. Since then, the var- ious techniques and applications of quantum squeezing have metamorphosed into a central tool in the wider field of quantum information. This book is a summary of the main ideas, methods and applications of quantum squeezing, written by those responsible for some of the chief developments in the field. The book is divided into three parts, to recognize that there are three areas in this research. These are the fundamental physics of quantum fluc- tuations, the techniques of generating squeezed radiation, and the potential applications. Part I of the book, giving the fundamentals, is arranged as follows. - Chapter 1 introduces the basic ideas about what squeezing of quantum fluctuations is from the quantized free-field perspective. This chapter es- tablishes the definitions and notations used throughout. - Chapter 2 explains how to quantize radiation in a dielectric, which is the basic technique that is used to make squeezed radiation.

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"The book is divided into three parts. The first three chapters are on the physics of quantum fluctuations, the next three on the techniques of generating squeezed states, and the last four on applications. ... Each chapter is written by experts in the field covering the most recent developments. ... As there is a growing interest in quantum information theory and a current lack of material in this area, this is a timely publication. Many researchers and postgraduate students will benefit from this work." (J. Hartley, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 45 (5), 2004)

"This book shows how squeezing provides a window into the mysterious quantum world ... . provides a very solid theoretical background to many aspects of the field, and elucidates the origin of quantum effects clearly. I appreciated the ability of the book to tie rigorous theoretical development into a theory encompassing the practical limitations of experimental work. It should form an important reference for anyone working in the field or for those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the quantum nature of our world." (J N Walford, The Physicist, Vol. 41 (5), September/October, 2004)

Squeezed States
Basic Principles
Nonlinear Dielectrics
Input-Output Theory
Squeezing with Nonlinear Optics
Squeezing from Lasers
Squeezing and Feedback
Communication and Measurement with Squeezed States
Novel Spectroscopy with Two-Level Atoms in Squeezed Fields
Spectroscopy with Three-Level Atoms in a Squeezed Field Einstein
Podolsky-Rosen Correlations
Entanglement and Quantum Cryptography
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ISBN: 9783540659891
ISBN-10: 3540659897
Series: Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 27th November 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.7

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