Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics by Emil Wolf
Cambridge University Press; 1 edition | September 29, 1995 | English | ISBN: 0521417112 | 1164 pages | DJVU | 15 MB
The advent of lasers in the 1960s led to the development of many new fields in optical physics. This book is a systematic treatment of one of these fields–the broad area that deals with the coherence and fluctuation of light. The authors begin with a review of probability theory and random processes, and follow this with a thorough discussion of optical coherence theory within the framework of classical optics. They next treat the theory of photoelectric detection of light and photoelectric correlation. They then discuss in some detail quantum systems and effects.