Quantum Optics for Engineers (Paperback)F. J. Duarte (author)
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Quantum Optics for Engineers provides a transparent and methodical introduction to quantum optics via the Dirac's bra-ket notation with an emphasis on practical applications and basic aspects of quantum mechanics such as Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and Schrodinger's equation.
Self-contained and using mainly first-year calculus and algebra tools, the book:
Illustrates the interferometric quantum origin of fundamental optical principles such as diffraction, refraction, and reflectionProvides a transparent introduction, via Dirac's notation, to the probability amplitude of quantum entanglementExplains applications of the probability amplitude of quantum entanglement to optical communications, quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, and quantum computing.
Quantum Optics for Engineers is succinct, transparent, and practical, revealing the intriguing world of quantum entanglement via many practical examples. Ample illustrations are used throughout its presentation and the theory is presented in a methodical, detailed approach.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 444
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
"Duarte's book is a welcome addition to the family of optics texts because he stresses fundamental connections between classical and quantum optics. His review of the bedrock theory and experiments of several of the founders of quantum physics provides an instructive transition to recent developments in quantum optics, such as photon entanglement. Perhaps the most appealing aspect of this book is the treatment of classical optical concepts and phenomena in terms of a quantum formalism...Both graduate students and the experienced researcher will find this treatment of quantum optics to be illuminating and valuable...I look forward to having a copy in my personal library."
-Professor J. Gary Eden, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois
"Quantum Optics for Engineers is an original and unique book that describes classical and quantum optical phenomena, and the synergy between these two subjects, from an interferometric perspective. Dirac's notation is used ... [to] provide a lucid explanation of quantum polarization entanglement. The book will serve engineers with a minimum knowledge of quantum mechanics ... to understand modern experiments with lasers, optical communications, and the intriguing world of quantum entanglement."
--Ignacio E. Olivares, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
"Quantum Optics for Engineers provides a transparent and succinct description of the fundamentals of quantum optics using Dirac's notation and ample illustrations. Particularly valuable is the explanation and elucidation of quantum entanglement from an interferometric perspective. The cohesiveness provided by the unified use of Dirac's notation, emphasizing physics rather than mathematics, is particularly useful for those trained in engineering. This will be a valuable asset to any optical engineer's library."
--Anne M. Miller, RR Donnelley, USA
"This book is a concise and comprehensive presentation of numerous fundamental concepts related to the light nature and its interaction with matter. A very structured and logical route reveals step by step the rigorous theory of quantum optics. To some extent, the whole project can be fairly defined as unique. One of the heaviest tools in quantum optics, operator representation, is introduced in a very clear and straightforward way. Nature foundations and rather complicated mathematical tools are brought in a very elegant manner such that readers suddenly find themselves as experts in areas they would consider untouchable magic. The intriguing world of quantum entanglement is revealed via many practical examples."
--Sergei Popov, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
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