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Spring 2016-2017
ELE 456 / PHY 456   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Quantum Optics

Hakan E. Türeci

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

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly problem sets (3 pages). Term paper and presentation.

Requirements/Grading:
Other Exam - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Problem set(s) - 50%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42337 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Engineering Quad D-Wing   D221   Enrolled:16 Limit:40