''The reader will find here a very clear presentation of material not readily found elsewhere. Postgraduate students of quantum optics will find this work to be of the greatest utility. It sets out to be genuinely helpful to students, with sufficient material provided at each step of a calculation to enable an inexperienced reader to fully understand the derivation...Experienced researchers will find that this text is a most convenient handbook of techniques, and will want it close to their elbow.'' -S. Swain, Contemporary Physics
''...an authoritative account of the key material, something which will not date easily and will be welcomed for many years by new students of this field. I strongly recommend it to novices and experts alike.' ' -P. Knight, Journal of Modern Optics
'...a model of clarity and completeness.' -J.M. Raimond, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
'...a very good text...' -V. Vedral, Imperial College, London
'...exceptionally clearly written.' -K. Burnett, University of OxfordThis work presents the mathematical methods widely used by workers in the field of quantum optics. It deals with the physical assumptions which lead to the models and approximations employed, but the main purpose of the text is to give a firm grounding in those techniques needed to derive analytical solutions to problems.