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2020/2021

Quantum Optics 2

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02KO2 Z,ZK 4 2P+2C
Lecturer:
Igor Jex (guarantor)
Tutor:
Václav Potoček
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Abstract:

This course completes Quantum Optics 1 by teaching the terminology and computational methods related to the reformulation of Quantum Optics in phase space. It also extends the application areas to continuum modes and dissipative processes. A concise survey of modern research topics in both theoretical and practical parts of Quantum Optics as well as its applications in further experimental research is also provided.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

Outline:

1.Description of a single-mode state in phase space: characteristic function and Wigner function

2.Wigner function measurement: inverse Radon transform

3.Further quasi-distribution functions: Glauber–Sudarshan, Husimi, Dirac

4.Description of common states of light using quasi-distribution functions

5.Displacement, squeezing and time evolution as geometric transformations of phase space

6.Dissipative processes, Wigner–Weisskopf model, Fermi’s golden rule

7.Mechanical effects of light on atoms, Raman scattering

8.Spin and orbital angular momentum of light, angular momentum manipulating optical elements

9.Practical quantum optics: laser cooling, magneto-optical traps, optical lattices

10.Photons as quantum information carriers, quantum communication

Syllabus of tutorials:

Outline of the exercises:

Solving problems to illustrate the theory from the lecture.

Study Objective:
Study materials:

Key references:

[1] W. P. Schleich, Quantum Optics in Phase Space, Wiley-VCH, Berlin 2001

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

Recommended references:

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

Note:
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