Quantum Optics (W17/18)

Quantum Optics

Lecturer:
Dr. Andrey Moskalenko

The lecture will address the main concepts and some recent advances in quantum optics from the theory point of view. In particular, the following topics will be discussed:

  • Introduction (harmonic oscillator, quantization, field quantization, zero point motion, spontaneous emission, Casimir effect)
  • Quantum states of light (coherent, Fock, squeezed, cat, thermal etc.)
  • Description: frequency domain (photon number distribution, field quadratures, Wigner function, Glauber-Sudarshan function)
  • Detection (Photon counting and its statistics, correlation techniques, homodyning, quantum tomography, quantum non-demolition measurements, electro-optic sampling)
  • Effects (Hong-Ou-Mandel effect, quantum lithography, LIGO interferometry, spontaneous parametric down conversion)
  • Light-matter interaction (Jaynes-Cumming model, Dicke superradiance, single-photon emitters, quantum spectroscopy)
  • Description: time domain
  • Squeezing and entanglement, Hawking/Unruh radiation

     

    Required: IK I - IK III, Quantum Mechanics (IK IV)
    Recommended: Advanced Quantum Mechanics and Electrodynamics

    Literature:
    1) D. F. Walls and G. J. Milburn, ''Quantum Optics'', Springer, 2008 or 1994.
    2) W. Vogel and D.-G. Welsch, "Quantum Optics", Wiley, 2006.
    3) U. Leonhardt, "Essential Quantum Optics. From Quantum Measurements to Black Holes", Cambridge University Press, 2010.

    Termine

    • Vorlesung:
      Di 8:15-9:45 Uhr, P603
      Fr 11:45-13:15 Uhr, L602
    • Beginn der Vorlesung: 03.11.2017 (2. Vorlesungswoche!)
    • Übungen
    • Do 17:00-18:30 Uhr, P912 - Thiago Lucena
      Do 13:30-15:00 Uhr, PZ801 - Alessandro David

    Exercise sheets

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  • Ende der Lehrveranstaltungen: 16.02.2018
  • Prüfungen
  • Mündliche Prüfung: ...

    Schriftliche Prüfung: Mittwoch, 28.02.2018, 11:00-14:00
    Erlaubte Hilfsmittel:
    Nur Schreibmaterial und ein beidseitig beschriebenes A4 Blatt (keine Taschenrechner, keine Handys/Smartphones usw.)