Theoretical Quantum Optics

An introduction to the concepts and methods.

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Eric Lutz

Date

Thursday 14:00 - 15:30 in seminar room 4.331 (NWZ II)

Begin: Thursday, 18.10.2018.

Tutorials

Every 14-days

Contents

The 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

Lecturer

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Prof. Dr.

Eric Lutz

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