by John Baez, Michael Weiss
Publisher: University of California 2002
Number of pages: 47
Did you ever wonder 'What the heck is a photon, anyway?' Well, this question quickly gets you into pretty deep waters. Not only do you need to understand Maxwell's equations and quantum mechanics, you need to understand how they fit together into a marvelous theory called 'quantum electrodynamics'. These webpages won't teach you quantum electrodynamics. But they'll give you a little nudge in the right direction.
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by Alexander Banishev, Mithun Bhowmick, Jue Wang - InTech
This book covers various aspects of optical interferometry including descriptions of novel apparatuses and methods, application interferometry for studying biological objects, surface qualities, materials characterization, and optical testing.
by Per Kristen Jakobsen - arXiv.org
These notes introduce some of the basic mathematical and physical tools necessary for theoretical investigations into the thermodynamics properties of light in cavities. It will also be useful for the research teams entering this field of science.
by J.-F. Schaff, T. Langen, J. Schmiedmayer - arXiv
Optics and interferometry with matter waves is the art of coherently manipulating the translational motion of particles like atoms. Coherent atom optics is an extension of techniques that were developed for manipulating internal quantum states.
by Peter Hertel - University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Contents: Maxwell equations; A simple model; Thermodynamic equilibrium; Perturbing the equilibrium; Dielectric susceptibility; Dispersion relations; Dissipation-fluctuation theorem; Onsager relations; Electro- and magnetooptic effects; etc.