The Ninths International Conference on Quantum Optics was held on May 14 - May 17, 2002, at the Raubichi Olympic Center.

A part of the reports presented at IX ICQO was published in special issue of Optics and Spectroscopy, Vol. 94, No. 5, 2003.

**Contents of the issue:**

Entangled States and Nanoobjects in
Quantum Optics

*S. Ya. Kilin p. 649*

Entangled
States in Optics

Optical Experiments Beyond the
Quantum Limit: Squeezing, Entanglement,
and Teleportation

*
R. Schnabel, W. P. Bowen, N. Treps,
B. Buchler, T. C. Ralph, P. K. Lam, and H.-A. Bachor p. 651
*

Quantum Lithography: Toward
Entangled-Photon Optics

*L. L. Sanchez-Soto, G. Bjork, and
J. Soderholm p. 666*

Continuous Variable Teleportation as
a Quantum Channel

*M. Takeoka, M. Sasaki, and M. Ban
p. 675*

Measurement of Qutrits

*A. V. Burlakov, L. A. Krivitski,
S. P. Kulik, G. A. Maslennikov, and M. V. Chekhova p. 684*

Optimal Dimensionality for Quantum
Cryptography

*D. B. Horoshko and S. Ya. Kilin p.
691*

Hilbert Space Factorization and
Partial Measurements

*G. Bjork, P. Jonsson, H. Heydari,
J. Soderholm, and B. Hessmo p. 695*

Understanding Quantum Entanglement:
Qubits, Rebits and the Quaternionic Approach

*J. Batle, A. R. Plastino, M. Casas,
and A. Plastino p. 700*

Teleportation through W-Class States

*V. N. Gorbachev, A. I. Trubilko,
and A. A. Rodichkina p. 706
*Entanglement from Ponderomotive
Interaction

S. Mancini, V. Giovannetti, D. Vitali, and P. Tombesi p. 711

D. V. Kupriyanov, I. M. Sokolov, and A. V. Slavgorodski p. 717

Y. Ben-Aryeh p. 724

A. E. Shalyt-Margolin, V. I. Strazhev, and A. Ya. Tregubovich p. 730

D. Tommasini p. 741

Nonclassical
States of Light

Rate-Equation Approach to Laser Light
Statistics

* L. Chusseau, J. Arnaud, and F.
Philippe, p. 746*

Micromaser Action in Atomic Clusters

*V. N. Gorbachev and A. I. Trubilko
p. 755*

Generation of Squeezed Light upon
Frequency Self-Doubling in Active Nonlinear Crystals with Regular
Domain Structure

* A. A. Novikov, G. D. Laptev, and
A. S. Chirkin p. 760*

Mesoscopic Quantum Properties and the
Fundamental Limit of Switching of Polarization States of Light in
Spatially Periodic Systems
*
A. Yu. Leksin, A. P. Alodjants,
and S. M. Arakelian p. 768
*
Generation of Nonclassical States of
a Field with Frequency-Dependent Squeezing

V. V. Kulagin p. 779

B. A. Veklenko p. 784

S. A. Moiseev p. 788

V. S. Kuz’min and V. M. Kolesenko p. 797

Transformation of Intensity Fluctuations at a Nonlinear Reflection of Light

Ya. A. Fofanov p. 802

Nanophotonics

Generalized Schrodinger Cat States in
Cavity QED
*
E. Solano, G. S. Agarwal, and H.
Walther p. 805
*
Influence of Thermal Photons on the
Fundamental Model of Quantum Optics with a Coherent Pump

T. B. Karlovich and S. Ya. Kilin p. 808

B. Militello, A. Messina, and A. Napoli p. 813

R. Migliore and A. Messina p. 817

Continuation in
Vol. 94, No. 6, 2003

Photon Vacuum Renormalization and
Spontaneous Decay of an Excited Atom Near a Carbon Nanotube
*
I. V. Bondarev, G. Ya. Slepyan,
and S. A. Maksimenko p. 823
*
Resonant Energy Exchange between
Atoms in Dispersing and Absorbing Surroundings

Ho Trung Dung, L. Knoll, and D.-G. Welsch p. 829

V. S. Starovoitov p. 838

R. G. Zaporozhchenko p. 844

A. P. Nizovtsev, S. Ya. Kilin, F. Jelezko, I. Popa, A. Gruber, C. Tietz, and J. Wrachtrup p. 848

K. I. Rusakov, A. A. Gladyshchuk, Yu. P. Rakovich, J. F. Donegan, S. A. Filonovich, M. J. M. Gomes, D. V. Talapin, A. L. Rogach, and A. Eychmuller p.859

Yu. G. Vainer, A. V. Naumov, M. Bauer, and L. Kador p. 864

Yu. G. Vainer, A. V. Naumov, M. Bauer, and L. Kador p. 873

I. S. Osad’ko and E. V. Khots p. 885

A. S. Baturin, V. N. Gorelkin, and R. Singh p. 895

V. V. Tikhomirov p. 900

L. Accardi, K. Imafuku, and S. V. Kozyrev p. 904

L. Bouten, H. Maassen, and B. Kummerer p. 911