19D061KO - Quantum Optics
Course specification | ||||
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Course title | Quantum Optics | |||
Acronym | 19D061KO | |||
Study programme | Electrical Engineering and Computing | |||
Module | Nanoelectronics and Photonics | |||
Type of study | doctoral studies | |||
Lecturer (for classes) | ||||
Lecturer/Associate (for practice) | ||||
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC) | ||||
ESPB | 9.0 | Status | elective | |
Condition | none | |||
The goal | The objective of the course is to introduce quantum mechanical models of light and its interactions with atoms. | |||
The outcome | The students are expected to develop skills for theoretical and experimental work in quantum optics, such as squeezed states, inversionless lasers etc. The students are introduced with atomic optics and experimental techniques for polarization, cooling, and trapping of atoms. | |||
Contents | ||||
Contents of lectures | Introduction. Density matrix and density operator. Secondary quantization. Quantization of electromagnetic field. Photon. Squeezed states. Vacuum fluctuation. Photon detection and correlation functions. Quantum theory of coherence. Quantum theory of interaction between light and a two-level atom. Quantum theory of laser. Cooperative atomic radiation. Atomic optics. | |||
Contents of exercises | The practice could be organized depending on a student's affinity and availability of the laboratory. | |||
Literature | ||||
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Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year | ||||
Lectures | Exercises | OTC | Study and Research | Other classes |
8 | ||||
Methods of teaching | lectures | |||
Knowledge score (maximum points 100) | ||||
Pre obligations | Points | Final exam | Points | |
Activites during lectures | 0 | Test paper | 70 | |
Practical lessons | 0 | Oral examination | 0 | |
Projects | ||||
Colloquia | 30 | |||
Seminars | 0 |