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E.C.G.Sudarshan and his Diagonal Representation in Quantum Optics
preprintposted on 2023-01-10, 03:00 authored by S. K. Sounda, K. Mandal
The essential of this monograph is to reproduce the results of Sudarshans paper Equivalence of semiclassical and quantum mechanical descriptions of statistical light beams published in 1963. To go in that direction we also describe the linear harmonic oscillator and its algebraic equivalence with a single-mode quantized beam of light. Coherent states and their overcompleteness properties along with the diagonal representation of the density matrix are essential as a prerequisite to reproduce the result. Most of the textbooks meant for graduate students describe linear harmonic oscillators in great detail but they cryptically mention coherent states and their associated properties. So it is difficult for the students to understand the essence of Sudarshans paper which contains only seven equations. This monograph is written in such a lucid manner that without the help of experts one can understand it.