Principles of quantum electronics
Abstract
The principles that govern quantum electronics devices are developed, and their theoretical applications to typical problems are presented. Attention is given to field quantization, interaction between fields and charges, photon emission by 'free' electrons, interaction of bound electrons with radiation, noise and counting statistics, the density matrix method, multiplephoton processes, losses in quantum electronics, and Maxwell's theory as quantum theory of the photon. The principles that are developed are applied to explain the physics of masers, lasers, optical parametric effects, the Raman effect, and the fundamental noise limit of optical detectors.
 Publication:

New York
 Pub Date:
 1980
 Bibcode:
 1980nyap.bookQ....M
 Keywords:

 Electromagnetic Radiation;
 Electronics;
 Quantum Electrodynamics;
 Solid State Physics;
 Charged Particles;
 Electron Radiation;
 Free Electrons;
 Lasers;
 Masers;
 Maxwell Equation;
 Multiphoton Absorption;
 Parametric Amplifiers;
 Phonons;
 Photons;
 Quantum Mechanics;
 Quantum Statistics;
 Quantum Theory;
 Raman Spectra;
 Lasers and Masers