This book provides an introduction to quantum optics for experimental physicists and for college students who have studied quantum mechanics. Its distinguishing feature is its emphasis on multimode fields with correlating different-frequency modes, notably on their phenomenological description and on the practical methods of generating them. The phenomena described in this book provide an opportunity to study nonrelativistic quantum electrodynamics and to master many important concepts of theoretical physics.

chapter 1|64 pages


chapter 3|78 pages

The Principles of Quantum Optics

chapter 6|74 pages

Parametric Scattering

chapter 7|32 pages

Hyperparametric and Raman Scattering