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260211 LP Laboratory Quantum Optics (2020W)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 8 participants
Language: English



Due to the current situation, there will be an ONLINE meeting on November 30, 2020 (Monday) at 11.30 am. We will use the BigBlueButton platform in Moodle to which you will receive more details in time.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Setup of a source for entangled photon pairs – Violation of Bell’s inequality – non-classical two-photon interference (Hong-Ou-Mandel effect) – Encoding of quantum information – optical quantum computer gates – sources and detectors for molecular optics – experimental molecule interference – Experiments using Nitrogen-Vacancies in diamond or, alternatively radiation pressure experiments.

Die insights and content of this course will be made accessible via experiments. Experiments are done in groups of 2 students and require 2 weeks of full-time work.

Assessment and permitted materials

The course will be assessed via a verbal test of the theoretical background for each experiment, as well as by two proper protocols per student.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

It is advantageous to know the content of these courses:
Introduction to Physics III
LP Lab-Course: Classical and Quantum Optics
WPF3 Quantum Information
M-Core 9 Experiments in Quantum Optics and Quantum Information
M-Core 12 Theory in Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

Also, it is mandatory to pass the online safety-test for working in the laboratory.

The individual contributions are weighted with 1/3 for the questioning the theory knowledge and 2/3 for the protocols. For an overall positive evaluation it is mandatory to be present and to hand in the two protocols within the mentioned deadline.

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

M-VAF A 2, M-VAF B, MaG 36

Last modified: We 09.12.2020 10:08