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"...a superb monograph...The scholarship of the authors is truly impressive. The technical issues are presented in a balanced and clear way and the discussion is easily accessible...Mandel and Wolf have played a leading role in the elucidation of this theory for many years and so are well placed to present this masterly account of the field." The Times Higher Education Supplement

"The authors have collected an impressive array of material....The writing is clear and the material is presented in a logical sequence....[T]his tome is a welcome addition to the literature on coherent and quantum optics. It draws together many topics that one previously would have had to piece together by plowing through a lot of literature. It provides a coherent discussion of a difficult, emerging field, and it serves equally well as a useful reference book or as a graduate-level text." IEEE Spectrum

"As a single volume covering a broad swath of optical physics, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics is without peer....It achieves unmatched coverage with a minimum of mathematical prerequisites while providing excellent citation of original literature, especially for comparisons of theory and experiment." Physics Today

"...a real bargain for anyone who needs a basic reference text on the subject." Microwave Journal

"Mandel and Wolf's treatise on the subject impresses by its volume and completeness....The book is unique in that it successfully brings together coherence theory and quantum theory of radiation....an impressive summary of the experimental and theoretical developments over the last 30 years. It will, without a doubt, become a standard textbook and reference for anybody working in quantum optics." Science

"...presented in the scholarly and careful fashion that one would expect from the authors, and the chapters are a pleasure to read....All in all, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics is a wonderful book....It is a definite must for any serious student of modern optics." American Journal of Physics

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This book presents a systematic account of optical coherence theory within the framework of classical optics, as applied to such topics as radiation from sources of different states of coherence, foundations of radiometry, effects of source coherence on the spectra of radiated fields, coherence theory of laser modes, and scattering of partially coherent light by random media.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Very well writen book on Quantum Optics 14 Jan. 2002
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Format: Hardcover
This book is a self contained one on Quantum Optics. It gives systematic treatment of nearly very aspects of this field, good mathematical description of some methods and idea and even some historical developments of the topics. Though it seems a huge volume, it is really worth reading for EVERY beginner in this field. With this book, one does not need to look for other references to understand the topics.
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The Big Book of Quantum Optics 25 Mar. 2009
By D. Chapman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is the definitive book on Quantum Optics, and contains sections on semi-classical theory, quantum field theory, and lots of other things. Unfortunately, it does not cover research after the mid-1990s.

Bottom Line: This is the best reference book in the field of plain old Quantum Optics.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A good reference for quantum optics research 30 Mar. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is like an encyclopedia of quantum optics. Its a good book to have on your shelf as a reference but to learn the subject, its a little overwhelming.
Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics 8 July 2013
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One of my engineers is working on a proposal for the government. He requested that I order this book for him and he has found it extremely useful for his current project.
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