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The Resource Light : the physics of the photon, Ole Keller

Light : the physics of the photon, Ole Keller

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Light : the physics of the photon
Title
Light
Title remainder
the physics of the photon
Statement of responsibility
Ole Keller
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the early wave-particle arguments to the mathematical theory of electromagnetism to Einstein's work on the quantization of light, different descriptions of what constitutes light have existed for over 300 years. Light - The Physics of the Photon examines the photon phenomenon from several perspectives. It demonstrates the importance of studying the photon as a concept belonging to a global vacuum (matter-free space). Divided into eight parts, the book begins with exploring aspects of classical optics in a global vacuum on the basis of free-space Maxwell equations. It then describes light rays and geodesics and presents a brief account of the Maxwell theory in general relativity. After discussing the theory of photon wave mechanics, the author gives a field-quantized description of the electromagnetic field, emphasizing single-photon quantum optics in Minkowskian space. He next focuses on photon physics in the rim zone of matter, paying particular attention to photon emission processes. He also takes a closer look at the photon source domain and field propagators, which conveniently describe the photon field propagation in the vicinity of and far from the electronic source domain. The last two parts discuss the photon vacuum and light quanta in Minkowskian space as well as two-photon entanglement, which is associated with the biphoton in space-time
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Cataloging source
MHW
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Keller, Ole
Dewey number
539.7/217
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC793.5.P42
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Series in Optics and Optoelectronics
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  • Photons
  • Light
  • SCIENCE
  • Light
  • Photons
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Light : the physics of the photon, Ole Keller
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Classical optics in global vacuum -- 2. Light rays and geodesics. Maxwell theory in general relativity -- 3. Photon wave mechanics -- 4. Single-photon quantum optics in Minkowskian space -- 5. Photon embryo states -- 6. Photon source domain and propagators -- 7. Photon vacuum and quanta in Minkowskian space -- 8. Two-photon entanglement in space-time
Control code
879945552
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 462 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439840436
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1201/b16917
Other physical details
illustrations
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617869
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879945552
Label
Light : the physics of the photon, Ole Keller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Classical optics in global vacuum -- 2. Light rays and geodesics. Maxwell theory in general relativity -- 3. Photon wave mechanics -- 4. Single-photon quantum optics in Minkowskian space -- 5. Photon embryo states -- 6. Photon source domain and propagators -- 7. Photon vacuum and quanta in Minkowskian space -- 8. Two-photon entanglement in space-time
Control code
879945552
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 462 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439840436
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1201/b16917
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
617869
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879945552

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