This is a collection of reviews presented by experts in quantum optics and photonics at the Les Houches Summer School in France in August 2013.
 
Now gathered in a single volume, the nine chapters comprehensively review the area of quantum optics and photonics. Chapters in the quantum optics section cover quantum information, quantum measurements, properties of quantum light, single-molecular spectroscopy, Casimir forces and more.
 
Hot topics are also covered in the photonics chapters, such as near-field optics, plasmonics and transformation optics. Each chapter is accompanied by many updated references. The book is dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students as an introduction into modern topics in optics and quantum optics.
 
Mircea Dragoman, National Research Institute in Microtechnology, Romania

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or OSA.