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An Introduction to Quantum Optics

An open systems approach
Professor Dr Perry Rice


This book provides a solid pedagogical background in the techniques used in quantum optics, with an emphasis on open quantum systems. Suitable for undergraduates as a second semester quantum mechanics course or first-year graduate students, this book begins with a short summary of quantum mechanics and contains physics of open systems and their application to light/matter interactions. Written in a simplified manner and classroom tested, this book provides the fundamentals of quantum optics and includes recent developments in the field.

Key Features
  • Solid introduction to the key features of the field
  • Excellent first exposure to nonequilibrium quantum statistical mechanics
  • Developed from 30 years of teaching
  • Includes recent developments in the field

About Editors

Perry Rice earned a BS in physics at Wright State University in 1981. After two years in industry, he went to graduate school and earned a PhD in physics at the University of Arkansas in 1988. He went on to become a professor of physics at Miami University for 30 years, and most recently is a senior research scientist at Azimuth Corporation. His research has been primarily in quantum optics and physics pedagogy, with specialties in cavity/waveguide quantum electrodynamics, nonclassical light, strongly coupled atom-field systems, quantum statistical mechanics, and computational methods including quantum trajectory theory.

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Hardback ISBN: 9780750317115

Ebook ISBN: 9780750317139

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1713-9

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

Series: IOP Series in Emerging Technologies in Optics and Photonics


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