A Guide to Experiments in Quantum Optics.
Book Description Many of the most interesting phenomena observed in optics occur when the quantum mechanical nature of light is apparent. This guide to the many experiments that have been conducted in this field explores what can be learned from these experiments and explains the underlying physics.
Synopsis Focusing on what can be learned from experiments in quantum optics, this text explains the underlying physics and addresses questions such as the limitations of the equipment, what can be measured and what goals remain for the future. The book provides a summary of the classical properties of light and then introduces the models for the quantum properties of light. Next, the basic components of the experiment are introduced and their specific properties that have an influence on quantum optic...