Quantum Optics and Nonlinear Optics
by Karl-Peter Marzlin
Publisher: University of Calgary 2007
Number of pages: 209
These notes cover the fundamentals of quantum and nonlinear optics. The foundations of quantum optics include quantization of the electromagnetic field and many-particle theories, interaction between atoms and photons, few-level models for atoms, open quantum systems and density matrix, and electromagnetically induced transparency.
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