This book—subtitled “Theory and Applications to Quantum Technology”—focuses on teaching the principles of quantum atom optics and atomic many-body matter-wave systems. A detailed table of contents, a uniform system of designating the subdivision of material in each chapter and an extensive index all contribute to helping the reader locate topics of interest. There are numerous instructive problems and a broad variety of applications and suggestions for further reading that provide concrete illustrations of the methods developed in the 11 chapters.
The primary audience for this text will be undergraduate classes in physics, but anyone concerned with how quantum physics affects computation and communication technologies will profit from reading this book.
Review by Christian Brosseau, Optica Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
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