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Quantum States of Light

Quantum States of Light
Springer | Mathematics, Physics | January 11, 2016 | ISBN-10: 4431559582 | 104 pages | pdf | 11.1 mb

Authors: Furusawa, Akira
Uses a wave picture for the visualization of all quantum states of light including a single photon
Shows that a particle such as a single photon can create a light wave
Explains nonclassical states of light such as a Schrödinger's cat state

This book explains what quantum states of light look like. Of special interest, a single photon state is explained by using a wave picture, showing that it corresponds to the complementarity of a quantum. Also explained is how light waves are created by photons, again corresponding to the complementarity of a quantum. The author shows how an optical wave is created by superposition of a "vacuum" and a single photon as a typical example. Moreover, squeezed states of light are explained as "longitudinal" waves of light and Schrödinger's cat states as macroscopic superposition states.

Number of Illustrations and Tables
62 illus., 30 in colour
Topics
Mathematical Physics
Quantum Optics, Quantum Electronics, Nonlinear Optics
Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics
Quantum Computing

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