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Books for tackling articles in Cavity QED and Quantum Optics

  1. Oct 26, 2012 #1

    I am a graduate student with a background more oriented in high energy physics and cosmology but switching to light and matter interaction, more specifically cavity QED and quantum optics. I need to have a working knowledge on those topics, being able to read state of the art articles and literature. I selected this list of books to give me the tools and becoming familiar with the two previous problematics:
    - Exploring the Quantum, by S. Haroche and JM. Raimond ( https://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Qu...1238050&sr=8-1&keywords=exploring+the+quantum )
    - Quantum Optics, an Introduction, by M. Fox ( https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Opti...qid=1351238113&sr=1-1&keywords=quantum+optics )
    - Condensed Matter Field Theory, by A. Atland and B. Simons ( https://www.amazon.com/Condensed-Ma...sr=1-1&keywords=condensed+matter+field+theory )
    - Statistical Physics Lectures, by D. Tong ( http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/tong/statphys.html )

    I am not sure if they are the best choices, as the tools used in those domains are still obscure to me? Am I missing something?
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  3. Oct 29, 2012 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    I'd recommend checking out "Spontaneous Emission and Laser Oscillation in Microcavities" by Yokoyama and Ujihara.
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