Advances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics: Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics Supplement 2

Advances in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics: Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics Supplement 2

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Quantum electrodynamics (QED), a theory about radiation fields, is the most accurate and widely applicable physical theory currently known. Cavity QED examines what happens to those radiation fields when they are confined to a cavity (a cavity can be thought of as an atomic pot-hole). Confined radiation fields interact quite differently with atoms than unconfined fields. This difference gives cavity QED the potential for some important applications that ordinary QED does not have, such as applications to laser technology, and to the high precision measurement of time and frequency. This volume features contributions from some of the leaders in the field, including: G. Gabrielse and J. Tan; James Childs, Kyungwon An, R.R. Dasari and Michael Feld; H.J. Carmichael, Thomas Mossberg, W. Ren and L. Tian (University of Oregon); E.A. Hinds; Pierre Meystre and Martin Wilkens (University of Arizona); Lorenzo M. Narducci (Drexel University); and Marlan O. Scully (Texas A & M).
Recent advances in cavity quantum electrodynamics (cavity QED) range from the measurement of modified atomic decay rates to the analysis of both weak and strong coupling limits of cavity QED to proposals for tailoring fields within a cavity using correlated atom-field states. In the midst of these exciting developments, this work, edited by Paul Berman, brings together reviews bv some of the world's leading experts, who summarize the progress they and others have made to date and expound on future theoretical and experimental developments in this field. The level of presentation is suitable for the advanced graduate student and research scientist seeking an overview of this subject.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 158.75 x 234.95 x 19.05mm | 816.46g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index, references, notes
  • 0120922452
  • 9780120922451

Table of contents

New aspects of the casimir effect - fluctuations and radiative reaction, G. Barton; non-perturbative atom-photon interactions in an optical cavity, H.J. Carmichael et al; single atom emission in an optical resonator, J.J. Childs et al; one electron in a cavity, G. Gabrielse and J. Tan; manipulation of non-classical field states in a cavity by atom interferometry, S. Haroche and J.M. Raimond; perturbative cavity quantum electrodynamics, E.A. Hinds; structure and dynamics in cavity quantum electrodynamics, H.J. Kimble; spontaneous emission by moving atoms, P. Meystre and M. Wilkens; quantum optics of driven atoms in coloured vacua, T.W. Mossberg and M. Lewenstein; the micromaser - a proving ground for quantum physics, G. Raithel et al.
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"The first and last contributions in the book, by E.A. Hinds on 'Pertubative Cavity QED and by G. Barton on 'New Aspects of the Casimit Effect: Fluctuations and Radiation Reaction...could (indeed, probably should) be assigned forstudy in any graduate special-topics course devoted to quantum optics....each one supplies simplified examples that are treated in detail and have a nicely adjusted didactic aim, while also providing important recent research results.All of the articles include a generous collection of references...The typography is excellent; the size of the book is right for easy reference...There are no books in print offering material that could be considered competitive with this one, to the bestof my knowledge. All in all, the book can be warmly recommended not only to participants in the several areas of cavity QED, but also to serious nonparticipants who want to sample some of the excitement."--AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
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