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Oxford University Press has recently released "Lectures on Light: Nonlinear and Quantum Optics using the Density Matrix" by University of Michigan Physics Professor Stephen Rand.
This book attempts to bridge the enormous gap between introductory quantum mechanics and current research investigating modern optics and other scientific fields that make use of light. It is therefore suitable as a reference for the specialist in quantum optics as well as to the non-specialists from other disciplines that need to understand light and its uses in research.
Using a unique approach it introduces a single analytic tool, namely the density matrix, to analyze complex optical phenomena encountered in traditional as well as cross-disciplinary research. The book moves swiftly in a logical sequence from elementary to sophisticated topics in quantum optics, including laser tweezers, laser cooling, coherent population transfer, optical magnetism, electromagnetically-induced transparency, squeezed light, and cavity quantum electrodynamics. A systematic approach is used that starts with the simplest systems - stationary two-level atoms - then introduces atomic motion, adds more energy levels, and moves on to discuss first-, second-, and third-order coherence effects that are the basis for analyzing new optical phenomena in incompletely characterized systems.
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