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quantum optics

noun
1.
the branch of optics dealing with light as a stream of photons, each possessing a quantum of energy proportional to the frequency of light when it is considered as a wave motion.
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  • His research interests include ultrafast lasers, quantum optics, and nonlinear optics.
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  • His forthcoming work will continue future development of quantum optics phenomena in quantum information science.

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