Über den Autor
Dr. Z. Y. Jeff Ou obtained his B.S. degree from Beijing University in 1984 and his Ph.D. degree from University of Rochester in 1990. He is now a professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His research interests are in the fields of nonlinear optics and quantum optics with application in quantum information.
Historical Background and General Remarks.- Quantum State from Parametric Down Conversion.- Hong-Ou-Mandel Interferometer.- Phase-Independent Two-Photon Interference.- Phase Dependent Two-Photon Interference: Two-Photon Interferometry.- Interference Between a Two-Photon State and a Coherent State.- Coherence and Multiple Pair Production in Parametric Down-Conversion.- Quantum Interference with Two Pairs of Down-Converted Photons.- Temporal Distinguishability of a Multi-Photon State.- Homodyne of a Single-Photon State: A Special Multi-Photon Interference.- Appendix A: Lossless Beam Splitter.- Appendix B: Derivation of the Visibility.
This book details parametric down-conversion for the generation of non-classical state of light and its applications in generating various kinds of quantum entanglement among multiple photons from parametric down-conversion. It presents applications of the principle of quantum interference to multi-photon systems. The book also details continuous variable entanglement and various types of multi-photon interference effects.
No book available on this topic for graduate students who first come into the field
Presents a systematic treatment of the multi-photon interference phenomena and their applications in quantum information sciences
Deals with a systematic treatment of parametric down conversion and presents complete coverage of various multi-photon interference effects
The model used is closely related to actual experiments