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STUDY PLANS
2020/2021

Quantum Optics 1

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Code Completion Credits Range
02KO1 Z,ZK 4 2P+2C
Lecturer:
Václav Potoček
Tutor:
Václav Potoček
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Abstract:

Building upon classical optics, the course shows the construction of a semiclassical Quantum Optics theory of light and light-matter interaction. The aim of the lecture is to provide a robust theory allowing the qualitative and quantitative description of a broad range of quantum optical phenomena as well as some methods for practical computation.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

Outline:

1.Overview of classical optics: plane waves, Gaussian beam, polarization

2.Electromagnetic field quantization, canonical commutation relations, discrete and continuous case

3.Mathematical methods of quantum optics, operator ordering theorems

4.Coherent and squeezed states, classical and non-classical states of light

5.Beam splitters and interferometers: single-photon and coherent state picture, a model of pulse propagation

6.Homodyne and heterodyne optical detection

7.Quantum light correlation: Hanbury Brown–Twiss and Hong–Ou–Mandel effects

8.Cavity quantum electrodynamics, master equation of light attenuation

9.Single atom–light interaction, Jaynes–Cummings model

10.Nonlinear optics and photon–photon interaction in media: parametric down-conversion, Kerr effect

Syllabus of tutorials:

Outline of the exercises:

Solving problems to illustrate the theory from the lecture.

Study Objective:
Study materials:

Key references:

[1] E. Wolf, L. Mandel, Optical coherence and quantum optics, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge 1995

[2] G. New, Introduction to Nonlinear Optics, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge 2011

Recommended references:

[3] G. S. Agarwal, Quantum Optics, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge 2012

[4] S. M. Barnett, P. M. Radmore, Methods in Theoretical Quantum Optics, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2002

Note:
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