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Physics Education Mathematical Physics Department of Physics Faculty of Science Lund University


Reading Course Quantum Optics NAFY011

Next course HT 2019 with Introductory meeting 30 August 9:30 in C368

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General information

The course follows the book Introduction to Quantum Optics by G. Grynberg, A. Aspect, and C. Fabre (Cambridge University Press, 2010). It is aimed for PhD students.

Expected previous knowledge
Good knowledge of Quantum Mechanics on the level of FYSN17 / FMFN01.

Course structure
Teaching is based on regular seminars (now twice a week for Sept-Dec 2019), where the participants present a section of the book and/or related material. All students shall regularly hand in their own summary for the material discussed.

Kursplan: Svenska, English

Organisation of Hand-ins: The author sends his/her hand-in to the student (reviewer) following the list provided. The reviewer reads the hand-in and writes some feedback (A few sentences, maybe marking issues on the text). This feedback is send (together with the hand-in) both to the author and to the course responsible (Andreas). For the feedback, please use the Subject line "Name_of_author, n-th summary", so that Andreas can quickly identify it.

Schedule and dates (Fall 2019)

We meet Wednesday and Thursday 10:15 (from November ) in the seminar room of mathematical physics C368, unless stated otherwise

1. The evolution of interacting quantum systems (41 pages)

2. The semi-classical approach: atoms interacting with a classical electromagnetic field (145 pages)

First summary due at 24. September
Second summary due at 1. October

3. Principles of lasers (107 pages)

Third summary due at 8. October

4. Quantization of free radiation (40 pages)

5. Free quantum radiation (116 pages)

Forth summary due at 22. October
Fifth Summary due at 5. November

6. Interaction of an atom with the quantized electromagnetic field (69 pages)

Sixth Summary due at 20. November

7. Nonlinear optics 529-598 (70 pages)

seventh summary due at 28. November

8. Laser manipulation of atoms (62 pages)

eighth summary due at 11. December

In case you should be late with a summary: The absolute last deadline is end of 2019 (including review). I will send the results to Ladok early January.

Requirements and examination


Course LiteratureG. Grynberg, A. Aspect, and C. Fabre: Introduction to Quantum Optics  (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Related Literature: tba

Course responsible

Andreas Wacker, phone 046-2223012, Andreas.Wacker@fysik.lu.se

Publisher: Andreas Wacker
Updated September 25, 2019