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260100 VO Classical and Quantum Optics (2021S)

4.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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).

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 04.03. 11:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 09.03. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Thursday 11.03. 11:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 16.03. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Thursday 18.03. 11:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 23.03. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Thursday 25.03. 11:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 13.04. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Thursday 15.04. 11:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 20.04. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Thursday 22.04. 11:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 27.04. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Thursday 29.04. 11:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 04.05. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Thursday 06.05. 11:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 11.05. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 18.05. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Thursday 20.05. 11:00 - 12:15 Digital
Thursday 27.05. 11:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 01.06. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Tuesday 08.06. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Thursday 10.06. 11:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 15.06. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Thursday 17.06. 11:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 22.06. 10:00 - 11:00 Digital
Thursday 24.06. 11:00 - 12:15 Digital

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. Depending on current CoViD restrictions: either standard lecture format with mixed blackboard/Powerpoint presentation or online ZOOM lectures.

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

The course is based on elements of:

(*) Books on Classical Optics:
J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics
B. Saleh & M. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics
M. Born & E. Wolf, Principles of Optics
G. R. Fowles, Introduction to Modern Optics
D. Meschede, Optik, Licht und Laser

(*) Books on Quantum Optics:
R. Loudon, The Quantum Theory of Light
H. Bachor & T. Ralph, A Guide to Experiments in Quantum Optics
G. Grynberg, A. Aspect & C. Fabre, Introduction to Quantum Optics
U. Leonhardt, Essential Quantum Optics
S. Haroche & J.-M. Raymond, Exploring the Quantum
W. Schleich, Quantum Optics in Phase Space
P. Meystre, Elements of Quantum Optics

(*) Specialized Literature:
P. Mandel, Nonlinear Optics
C. Santori, D. Fattal, Y. Yamamoto, Single-photon Devices and Applications
J.-W. Pan et al., Multiphoton entanglement and interferometry, Rev. Mod. Phys. 84, 777 (2012)
S. Braunstein, Quantum information with continuous variables, Rev. Mod. Phys. 77, 513 (2005)
L. Davidovich, Sup-Poissonian processes in quantum optics, Rev. Mod. Phys. 68, 127 (1996)

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: Fr 24.09.2021 09:49