Quantum Optics (W18/19)

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, phase states etc.)
  • Coherence properties of the electromagnetic field (classical and quantum)
  • Description: frequency domain (photon-counting statistics, field quadratures, Wigner function, Glauber-Sudarshan function, Husimi function)
  • Detection (Photon counting and its statistics, correlation techniques, homodyning, quantum tomography, quantum non-demolition measurements, electro-optic sampling)
  • Effects and applications (Hong-Ou-Mandel effect, quantum lithography, LIGO interferometry, spontaneous parametric down conversion)
     

    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:
      Mo 8:15-9:45 Uhr, P603
      Fr 8:15-9:45 Uhr, P603
    • Beginn der Vorlesung: 22.10.2018
    • Übungen
    • Mo 17:00-18:30 Uhr, P812 - Thiago Lucena

    Exercise sheets

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    Sheet 3
    Sheet 4
    Sheet 5
    Sheet 6
    Sheet 7

  • Ende der Lehrveranstaltungen: 9.02.2019
  • Prüfungen
  • Mündliche Prüfung: in der Woche von 11.02.2019 bis 15.02.2019 (letzte Woche der Lehrveranstaltungen) !!!