# The Quantum Theory of Light

@article{Loudon1973TheQT, title={The Quantum Theory of Light}, author={Rodney Loudon and Marlan O. Scully}, journal={Physics Today}, year={1973}, volume={27}, pages={48-48} }

Preface 1. Planck's radiation law and the Einstein coefficients 2. Quantum mechanics of the atom-radiation interaction 3. Classical theory of optical fluctuations and coherence 4. Quantization of the radiation field 5. Single-mode quantum optics 6. Multimode and continuous-mode quantum optics 7. Optical generation, attenuation and amplification 8. Resonance fluorescence and light scattering 9. Nonlinear quantum optics Index

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