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written by Gerd Breitenbach
This web site seeks to give a non-technical, intuitive introduction to the quantum theory of the light field. Recent measurement data is employed to illuminate abstract quantum mechanical concepts such as the uncertainty relation, the wave packet, quantum noise, Wigner function, squeezed states, density matrices, etc., using the concrete example of the freely propagating light field.

The web site includes a Java animation illustrating common quantum states of the light field, showing their experimentally measured quantum noise distribution and the corresponding motion of their wave packet.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Optics
- Modern Optics
= Lasers
Quantum Physics
- Entanglement and Quantum Information
- Quantum Experiments
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Simulation
= Unit of Instruction
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- Learners
- text/html
- application/java
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© 2004 Gerd Breitenbach
Keywords:
non-linear optics, quantum noise, squeezed state
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Metadata instance created January 21, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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March 12, 2011 by Bruce Mason
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January 1, 2005
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G. Breitenbach, (2004), WWW Document, (http://gerdbreitenbach.de/gallery/).
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G. Breitenbach, A Gallery of Quantum States - An Introduction to Quantum Optics, (2004), <http://gerdbreitenbach.de/gallery/>.
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Breitenbach, G. (2005, January 1). A Gallery of Quantum States - An Introduction to Quantum Optics. Retrieved October 22, 2014, from http://gerdbreitenbach.de/gallery/
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Breitenbach, Gerd. A Gallery of Quantum States - An Introduction to Quantum Optics. January 1, 2005. http://gerdbreitenbach.de/gallery/ (accessed 22 October 2014).
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Breitenbach, Gerd. A Gallery of Quantum States - An Introduction to Quantum Optics. 2004. 1 Jan. 2005. 22 Oct. 2014 <http://gerdbreitenbach.de/gallery/>.
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