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Spring 2011-2012
ELE 456   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Quantum Optics

Hakan E. Türeci

Semiclassical field theory of light-matter interactions (Maxwell-Bloch equations). 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: Lattice CQED, Superradiance

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

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly problem sets (2 pages). Scientific journal reading (5 research articles/term)

Mid Term Exam - 25%
Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Problem set(s) - 40%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43236 L01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M W   Friend Center   108   Enrolled:18 Limit:40