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260043 SE Molecular Quantum Optics (2017W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 20 participants
Language: English



Mo 13:30-16:00 Uhr, Room 3114 (Zi55), 1st floor, Boltzmanngasse 5, 1090 Wien
Start of the blocked seminar: 20.11.17
Distribution of topics and literature:
2nd October 2017 13:30-14:30 Uhr, Zi 55, 1. floor.
The course requires at least 5 and not more than 20 students


Aims, contents and method of the course

MQO Seminar WS 2017/18 Topic

Dienstag, 3. Oktober 2017 Presentation of the seminar topics

Montag, 20. November 2017 "Diffraction at a slit, double slit, grating
Interferometer types: Michelson, Mach Zehnder, Sagnac, Talbot Lau "

Montag, 20. November 2017 Fabry Perot and Fizeau Interferometers

Montag, 27. November 2017 Concepts of Wave Coherence: correlation function, coherence function, transverse coherence, longitudinal coherence, methods to prepare them

Montag, 27. November 2017 Neutron interferometry: slit, double slit, perfect crystal neutron optics, spinor symmetry, first gravity measurement

Montag, 4. Dezember 2017 Atom interferometry with mechanical gratings

Montag, 4. Dezember 2017 Laser cooling of atoms

Montag, 11. Dezember 2017 Atom interferometry with Raman Beam splitters

Montag, 11. Dezember 2017 Atom and molecule interferometry with Ramsey Bordé beam splitters

Montag, 18. Dezember 2017 Weihnachten

Montag, 25. Dezember 2017 Weihnachten

Montag, 1. Januar 2018 Weihnachten

Montag, 8. Januar 2018 Laser cooling of diatomic and triatomic molecules

Montag, 8. Januar 2018 Slowing and cooling of molecules in alternating electric fields

Montag, 15. Januar 2018 Quantum interferometry with complex molecules: Far-field, Talbot-Lau, KDTLI, OTIMA, LUMI, limits of nanogratings and light gratings

Montag, 15. Januar 2018 Quantm assisted metrology on complex molecules: optical and static polarizabilities, absorption cross sections, the role of decoherence

Montag, 22. Januar 2018 Laser cooling of nanoparticles using parametric feedback

Montag, 22. Januar 2018 Laser cooling of nanoparticles in an optical cavity

Montag, 29. Januar 2018 The limits of quantum mechanics

Montag, 29. Januar 2018

Assessment and permitted materials

A 45 min presentation (black board or PPT)
+ discussion
+ a short written summary to be handed out to the participants

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course counts as "passed" when all three criteria are met
- 80% attendance rate
- talk delivered
- 3-5 page short summary (ca. 11 pt, A4. images not included) delivered
The grade follows the quality of the delivered material.

Examination topics

Reading list

will be discussed on Oct. 3rd and individually

Association in the course directory

MF 6, MaV 5

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:40