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260100 VO Classical and Quantum Optics (2020S)

4.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 09.03. 09:00 - 10:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 10.03. 10:15 - 11:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 16.03. 09:00 - 10:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 17.03. 10:15 - 11:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 23.03. 09:00 - 10:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 24.03. 10:15 - 11:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 30.03. 09:00 - 10:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 31.03. 10:15 - 11:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 20.04. 09:00 - 10:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 21.04. 10:15 - 11:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 27.04. 09:00 - 10:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 28.04. 10:15 - 11:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 04.05. 09:00 - 10:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 05.05. 10:15 - 11:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 11.05. 09:00 - 10:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 12.05. 10:15 - 11:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 18.05. 09:00 - 10:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 19.05. 10:15 - 11:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 25.05. 09:00 - 10:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 26.05. 10:15 - 11:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 08.06. 09:00 - 10:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 09.06. 10:15 - 11:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 15.06. 09:00 - 10:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 16.06. 10:15 - 11:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Monday 22.06. 09:00 - 10:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 23.06. 10:15 - 11:15 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the course is to obtain an understanding of the classical and quantum properties of light. The course will provide an introduction into the experimental foundations of quantum optics, the key experiments and the basic theoretical principles. Standard lecture format with mixed blackboard/Powerpoint presentation.

Content:
Classical Properties of Light:
The wave nature of light
Polarization properties
Optical elements: beamsplitters and waveplates
Spatial properties
Spectral & Coherence properties
Statistical properties
Mechanical effects of light

Light-Matter Interaction:
Nonlinear Optics
Light-Atom interaction
Blackbody Radiation
The Laser
Atomic Clocks
The Frequency Comb

Quantum Properties of Light:
Quantization of light
Fock states: properties, generation, detection
Coherent states: properties, generation, detection
The Standard Quantum Limit
Squeezed states: properties, generation, detection
Wave-particle duality / delayed choice
2-photon interference;
Nonclassical and Entangled states of light
The incompatibility of semiclassical theories of radiation: EPR, Bell, GHZ
Decoherence
The photon as a fundamental particle
The photon in quantum information
Modern trends in quantum optics

Assessment and permitted materials

Final assessment as moodle based exam.

The exam is a multiple-choice online moodle test in open-book format. It will be done remotely.

You will be requested to upload the calculations for your answers in the multiple choice test as a PDF or JPG file at the end of the exam.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grades in final exam according to percentage of achieved points:

(4 ): 50% - 62%
(3): 63% - 75%
(2 ): 76% - 88%
(1): 89% - 100%.

Examination topics

Full lecture content as provided in "contents" above

Reading list

Will be provided during the course via moodle platform

Association in the course directory

WPF 2, MF 6, UF MA PHYS 01a, UF MA PHYS 01b

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