# 260059 PR Practical Course - Light matter interaction (2018S)

## Computational physics, quantum optics and holography for teacher candidates

Continuous assessment of course work

## Labels

## Registration/Deregistration

**Note:**The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

- Registration is open from
**Th 01.02.2018 08:00**to**Tu 20.02.2018 23:00** - Deregistration possible until
**Fr 23.03.2018 23:00**

## Details

max. 6 participants

Language: German, English

### Lecturers

### Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The preparatory meeting will be on March 5th, 5:15-6:45 pm in the Kurt-Gödel-HS. it is mandatory to attend the introductory lectures for the practical parts in computer simulations (1), quantum optics (2), and holography (3) that will be given every second week starting at March 19th from 5:15-6:45 pm in the Kurt-Gödel-HS.

The practical courses (1-3) take place in blocked form at the Kurt-Gödel-HS (July 9-11, 2018) and quantum optics lab/holography lab (July 12-20, 2018), respectively.

The presentations are scheduled at August 27, 2018 in the Kurt-Gödel-HS.

Monday
05.03.
17:15 - 18:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
(Kickoff Class)

Monday
19.03.
17:15 - 18:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
09.04.
17:15 - 18:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
23.04.
17:15 - 18:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
07.05.
17:15 - 18:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
28.05.
17:15 - 18:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
11.06.
17:15 - 18:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
25.06.
17:15 - 18:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
27.08.
09:00 - 13:00
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

## Information

### Aims, contents and method of the course

### Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance and participation in all course units, written records (team work) on the computer simulations (1), the quantum optics (2), and the holography (3) part. Each student will give one oral presentation.

### Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The rules for "prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltungen" apply. The attendance at all course units, i.e., the introductory lectures during the summer term and the lab course (1-3) in July is mandatory (including August 27th for the presentation). The attendance at the introductroy lectures is prerequisite for the lab course! In each lab course unit the students can collect 3 points for their active participation. For each protocol a maximum of 10 points is achievable and the presentation also counts 10 points.

The total amount of points is as follows:

Participation: 30 points

Protocols: 30 points

Presentation: 10 points

Total number of points: 70

For a positive grade a minimum of 15 points for participation, 5 points for each protocol and 5 points for the presentation are required (35 in total).

Grading key:

70 - 62 points: 1 (excellent)

61 - 53 points: 2 (good)

52 - 43 points: 3 (satisfactory)

42 - 35 points: 4 (passed)

34 - 0 points: 5 (failed)

The total amount of points is as follows:

Participation: 30 points

Protocols: 30 points

Presentation: 10 points

Total number of points: 70

For a positive grade a minimum of 15 points for participation, 5 points for each protocol and 5 points for the presentation are required (35 in total).

Grading key:

70 - 62 points: 1 (excellent)

61 - 53 points: 2 (good)

52 - 43 points: 3 (satisfactory)

42 - 35 points: 4 (passed)

34 - 0 points: 5 (failed)

### Examination topics

Basic computational physics, quantum optics, and non-linear optics

### Reading list

ad (1) Lecture notes K. Hummer; Friedhelm Bechstedt "Many-Body Approach to Electronic Excitations", Springer Verlag, Berlin (2015); ISBN 978-3-662-44593-8

ad (2) Lecture notes G. Rubino, und T. Stroemberg (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByYsDsJO2ysFdFNqdUxxSUtQb0k/view?usp=sharing); R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, Elsevier Academic Press

ad (3) G.A. Reider, Photonik Springer-Verlag (e-book mit unet-account frei downloadbar: http://link.springer.com.uaccess.univie.ac.at/book/10.1007/978-3-7091-1521-3 ); Folien "Introduction to Photonics" ( http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Martin.Fally/teach/photonics/16/Photonics_ST16.pdf ); Skriptum M Fally ( http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Martin.Fally/teach/PRM1.pdf ); Holography and Data Storage ( http://nlp.exp.univie.ac.at/reprints/Imlau-07.pdf ), in Handbook of Lasers and Optics; Hariharan, Basics of Holography, Cambridge-University Press

ad (2) Lecture notes G. Rubino, und T. Stroemberg (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByYsDsJO2ysFdFNqdUxxSUtQb0k/view?usp=sharing); R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, Elsevier Academic Press

ad (3) G.A. Reider, Photonik Springer-Verlag (e-book mit unet-account frei downloadbar: http://link.springer.com.uaccess.univie.ac.at/book/10.1007/978-3-7091-1521-3 ); Folien "Introduction to Photonics" ( http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Martin.Fally/teach/photonics/16/Photonics_ST16.pdf ); Skriptum M Fally ( http://homepage.univie.ac.at/Martin.Fally/teach/PRM1.pdf ); Holography and Data Storage ( http://nlp.exp.univie.ac.at/reprints/Imlau-07.pdf ), in Handbook of Lasers and Optics; Hariharan, Basics of Holography, Cambridge-University Press

## Association in the course directory

LA-Ph213, UF MA PHYS 01a, UF MA PHYS 01b, UF MA PHYS 02a, UF MA PHYS 02b

*Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:40*

The students will gain understanding of the linear and non-linear interactions between light and matter by conducting computer simulations and photonic experiments. The students will learn how to design, set up and perform computer simulations and photonic experiments, how to analyze the obtained data and interpret their results.Contents:

(1) Computational part:

(a) Introduction in computational physics

(b) Theoretical basics for calculating the optical properties of semiconductors

(c) Performing computer simulations with VASP

(d) Analysis and interpretation of the obtained data

(2) Quantum optics:

(a) Optimization and characterization of a single photon source

(b) Direct observation of a fundamental quantum effect by means of two interfering photons

(c) Automation of the experiments by programming in LabView

(3) Holography:

(a) Set up of a Mach-Zehnder interferometer for

(b) recording an elementary hologram in a

(c) non-linear optical crystal and

(d) determination of the relevant physical quantities such as the grating spacing and the modulation of the refractive index.Methods:

The students will be instructed to perform computer simulations (1) and photonic experiments (2 & 3). They will present their experiments, observations, analysis and interpretation in short presentations.