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Author Mandel, Leonard,

Title Optical coherence and quantum optics / Leonard Mandel and Emil Wolf.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.


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Physical description xxvi, 1166 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 1109-1139) and indexes.
Contents 1. Elements of probability theory -- 2. Random (or stochastic) processes -- 3. Some useful mathematical techniques -- 4. Second-order coherence theory of scalar wavefields -- 5. Radiation from sources of any state of coherence -- 6. Second-order coherence theory of vector electromagnetic fields -- 7. Some applications of second-order coherence theory -- 8. Higher-order correlations in optical fields -- 9. Semiclassical theory of photoelectric detection of light -- 10. Quantization of the free electromagnetic field -- 11. Coherent states of the electromagnetic field -- 12. Quantum correlations and photon statistics -- 13. Radiation from thermal equilibrium sources -- 14. Quantum theory of photoelectric detection of light -- 15. Interaction between light and a two-level atom -- 16. Collective atomic interactions -- 17. Some general techniques for treating interacting systems -- 18. The single-mode laser -- 19. The two-mode ring laser -- 20. The linear light amplifier.
21. Squeezed states of light -- 22. Some quantum effects in nonlinear optics.
Other author Wolf, Emil.
Subject Coherence (Optics)
Quantum optics.
ISBN 0521417112 (hardback)