By Peter D. Drummond, Mark Hillery

Taking part in a widespread position in communications, quantum technological know-how and laser physics, quantum nonlinear optics is an more and more very important box. This e-book offers a self-contained therapy of box quantization and covers subject matters akin to the canonical formalism for fields, phase-space representations and the surrounding challenge of quantization of electrodynamics in linear and nonlinear media. beginning with a precis of classical nonlinear optics, it then explains intimately the calculation options for quantum nonlinear optical structures and their functions, quantum and classical noise assets in optical fibers and functions of nonlinear optics to quantum details technological know-how. Supplemented through end-of-chapter workouts and specified examples of calculation strategies in numerous structures, this booklet is a useful source for graduate scholars and researchers in nonlinear optics, condensed subject physics, quantum info and atomic physics. a fantastic beginning in quantum mechanics and classical electrodynamics is thought, yet no past wisdom of nonlinear optics is needed.