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Theoretical Quantum Optics (ST 2018)

LecturerProf. Dr. ext. LinkEric Lutz
StartThu 12.04.2018
LocationSeminarraum 4.331 (NWZ II)
TimeThu. 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
LanguageEnglish
Exercises
biweekly from CW17
GroupTimeRoom
1: Daniel Dizdarevic, M.Sc.Thu. 03:45 pm - 05:15 pm6.331 (NWZ II)
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ContentThe lecture is intended as an introduction to the concepts and methods of theoretical quantum optics. It will emphasize the connection between theory and experiment and discuss recent literature. The following topics will be covered:
  1. Quantization of the electromagnetic field
  2. Quantum states of light
  3. Coherence properties
  4. Photon statistics
  5. Casimir effect
  6. Atom-photon interaction
  7. Open quantum systems
  8. Decoherence
Literature
  • M. Fox, Quantum optics (Oxford, 2006) - elementary
  • C. Gerry and P. Knight, Introductory quantum optics (Cambridge, 2005) - elementary
  • R. Loudon. Quantum theory of light (Oxford, 2001) - a classic
  • D. F. Walls and G.J. Millburn, Quantum optics (Springer, 2008) - a classic
  • L. Mandel and E. Wolf, Optical coherence and quantum optics (Cambridge, 1995) - advanced
  • W.P. Schleich, Quantum optics in phase space, (Wiley, 2001) - different
  • M.O. Scully and M.S. Zubairy, Quantum optics (Cambridge, 1997) - different