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The Quantum Theory of Radiation

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1. Quantization of the free Maxwell field, canonical and functional approaches ; 2. The photon as a particle: the general one-photon state ; 3. Electron-photon and matter-photon interactions: relativistic and non-relativistic cases ; 4. Calculational methods for quantum electrodynamics ; 5. Quantum electrodynamic processes ; 6. Extensions of quantum electrodynamics ; 7. Open systems ; 8. Instabilities and chaos in quantum optics: semi-classical theory ; 9. Fokker-Planck equations: quantum fluctuations ; 10. Non-classical light ; Appendix 1. Basic algebra ; Appendix 2. Topological structures ; Appendix 3. Tensors and invariances in relativity ; Appendix 4. Stochastic differential equations ; References ; Index


The treatment is both thorough and lucid. ... This volume will become a standard work for physicists interested in the field. * Aslib Book Guide, vol.61, no.5, May 1996. * The treatment is both thorough and lucid . . . This volume will become a standard work for physicists interested in the field. Aslib Book Guide, May 1996

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