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Quantum States of Light (Paperback) (Akira Furusawa)

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This book explains what quantum states of light look like. Of special interest, a single photon state is explained by using a wave picture, showing that it corresponds to the complementarity of a quantum. Also explained is how light waves are created by photons, again corresponding to the complementarity of a quantum. The author shows how an optical wave is created by superposition of a "vacuum" and a single photon as a typical example. Moreover, squeezed states of light are explained as "longitudinal" waves of light and Schrödinger's cat states as macroscopic superposition states.
Genre: Science, Computers + Internet
Sub-Genre: Information Technology, Optics, Mathematical Physics
Series Title: Springerbriefs in Mathematical Physics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Akira Furusawa
Language: English
Street Date: December 18, 2015
TCIN: 50814278
UPC: 9784431559580
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-5690

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