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260100 VO Classical and Quantum Optics (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 13.10. 14:30 - 15:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 14.10. 16:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 20.10. 14:30 - 15:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 21.10. 16:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 28.10. 16:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 03.11. 14:30 - 15:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 04.11. 16:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 10.11. 14:30 - 15:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 11.11. 16:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 17.11. 14:30 - 15:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 18.11. 16:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 24.11. 14:30 - 15:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 25.11. 16:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 01.12. 14:30 - 15:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 02.12. 16:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 09.12. 16:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 15.12. 14:30 - 15:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 16.12. 16:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 12.01. 14:30 - 15:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 13.01. 16:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 19.01. 14:30 - 15:45 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 20.01. 16:00 - 17:00 Hybride Lehre
Seminarraum A, Währinger Straße 17, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien

Information

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.

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

Last modified: Tu 06.10.2020 13:49