Semiclassical field theory of light-matter interactions. Quantum theory of light, vacuum fluctuations and photons. Quantum states and coherence properties of the EM field, photon counting and interferometry. Quantum theory of light-matter interactions, Jaynes-Cummigns (JC) model. Physical realizations of JC model, case study:circuit QED. Quantum theory of damping. Resonance fluorescence. Coupled quantum non-linear systems.
Sample reading list:
Scully & Zubairy, Quantum Optics
Walls & Milburn, Quantum Optics
Carmichael, Quantum Optics
Milonni, The Quantum Vacuum
Yamamoto & Imamoglu, Mesoscopic Quantum Optics
Haken, Light, Vol. 1 & 2
Weekly problem sets (2 pages).
Other Exam - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Problem set(s) - 50%
Not Open to Freshmen.
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