An Introduction to Quantum Optics: Photon and Biphoton Physics

Quantum optics is at the forefront of quantum science. The main focus of this textbook is to provide foundational material in a way that can very directly benefit students wanting to jump into research in optical tests of quantum theory, quantum entanglement, quantum imaging and multiphoton interferometry.

This lecture-based book is pleasant and contains careful discussions of a large number of topics dealing with the multifaceted aspects of quantum optics. The target audience for Shih’s book includes undergraduate students of engineering and science, and optical engineers and designers.

Review by Christian Brosseau, Optica Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or its publisher, Optica (formerly OSA).


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