A Group-Theoretical Approach to Quantum Optics
Models of Atom-Field Interactions
1. Edition January 2009
IX, 322 Pages, Hardcover
The book analyses selected topics of quantum optics, focusing on atom-field interactions from a group-theoretical perspective. The principal quantum optics models are discussed using algebraic language.
Written by major contributors to the field who are well known within the community, this is the first comprehensive summary of the many results generated by this approach to quantum optics to date. As such, the book analyses selected topics of quantum optics, focusing on atom-field interactions from a group-theoretical perspective, while discussing the principal quantum optics models using algebraic language. The overall result is a clear demonstration of the advantages of applying algebraic methods to quantum optics problems, illustrated by a number of end-of-chapter problems.
An invaluable source for atomic physicists, graduates and students in physics.
1. Atomic Kinematics
2. Atomic Dynamics
3. Quantized Electromagnetic Fields
4. Field Dynamics
5. Jaynes-Cummings Model
6. Collective Interactions
7. Atomic Systems in a strong Quantum Field
8. Models with Dissipation
9. Quasidistributions and semiclassical Dynamics
S.M.Chumakov is a physics professor at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. He received his PhD degree in theoretical and mathematical physics from the Lebedev Physical Institute, Academy of Science of the USSR, Moscow, in 1986. Professor Chumakov worked at the Central Bureau for Design of Unique Devices, Moscow, and at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) before starting his present appointment at the University of Guadalajara in 1998. He has authored over 80 scientific publications, including two book chapters.