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 PQE-2004 -- January 4-8, 2004 --- Snowbird, Utah, USA
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About PQE-2004

The Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics, known as PQE, is an annual physics conference that attracts the world's experts in laser physics, quantum physics, and many other areas. This was the 34th year of the meeting.

A special issue of The Journal of Modern Optics was published as a proceedings for the conference. The following is a reprint of the foreword of that special issue.

The 34th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics was held at Snowbird, Utah from 4-8 January 2004. The meeting as always combined superb talks and informal discussions on a wide range of topics in quantum electronics and quantum optics. The meeting was organized by Marlan 0. Scully, George R. Welch and M. Suhail Zubairy, all of Texas A&M University. This year’s meeting featured new research results in the areas of quantum information, coherent control, photonics materials including artificial materials, electromagnetically-induced transparency, gamma-ray nonlinear optics, biophotonics, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, quantum thermodynamics, and quantum optics theory. A special feature of the meeting was the presentation of the Willis E. Lamb medal for Laser Science and Quantum Optics to Karl Kompa, Stuart Rice and Lu Sham.

Robert W. Boyd
University of Rochester, USA

Marlan O. Scully
Texas A&M University, USA

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