Starting with early experiments about lifetimes of excited atoms near metallic boundaries, I review various aspects of the physics of photons interacting with atoms in cavities, from micromasers to atom-field entanglement and quantum information studies. Article not available.
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S. Haroche, "A Short History of Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics," in Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CTuF2.
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